|Continuing Vigilance Essential with LTTE Front Organizations, Prof. Peiris tells EU Parliamentarians|
|Monday, 22 July 2013|
The Delegation for Relations with Countries of South Asia in the European Parliament held bilateral discussions with Professor G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, on 18th July 2013.
The two sides agreed to schedule dates for the 18th European Union – Sri Lanka Joint Commission in Brussels within the next few months.
Prof. Peiris acknowledged the ongoing co-operation on counter-terrorism, and judicial action taken by several member countries of the European Union against terrorist elements inimical to Sri Lanka. He said that there are continuing fund raising activities carried out by LTTE front organizations and reiterated the importance of sustained vigilance in this regard. The Minister referred to Europol’s Terrorist Situation and Trend Report (TESAT) this year which states that these organizations are still considered active and benefitting from some support, especially in countries with a significant Diaspora.
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