facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Tamil organization placed on terror list

June 16, 2008 at 6:53 PM   |   Comments

TORONTO, June 16 (UPI) -- Officials announced Monday that the World Tamil Movement, based in Toronto, has been placed on Canada's list of organizations linked to terrorism.

The World Tamil Movement was accused Monday of financing the Sri Lankan militant organization Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam. The Canadian Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions issued a directive advising banks and insurance companies to notify the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or Canadian Security Intelligence Service if they have any accounts registered to the World Tamil Movement, the National Post reported.

The decision came under the authority of Canada's anti-terrorism law, which lists organizations or other entities connected to terrorist violence. The World Tamil Movement, whose operations recently were shut down in Montreal, is among 40 listed entities engaged in terrorism activities, according to the Canadian government.

With the listing, it becomes illegal for anyone to financially support the group. Officials say the World Tamil Movement has the right to appeal the decision.

Topics: Tamil Eelam
© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide Stratosphere crash driver commits suicide
2
U.S. intercepts two Russian fighter jets near Alaska
3
Boko Haram, Nigeria negotiating release of kidnapped girls Boko Haram, Nigeria negotiating release of kidnapped girls
4
Marine detained in Mexico is 'highly despondent' Marine detained in Mexico is 'highly despondent'
5
Police closing in on suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper killing Police closing in on suspect in Pennsylvania state trooper killing
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback