Australian Tamil Congress Raises Concerns Over Sri Lankan Ban

Australian Tamil congress states that its members have issues in contacting family and associates in Sri Lanka due to the ban imposed by the Sri Lankan government on Tamil Diaspora organizations.

The Congress was one of 16 groups, including the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam or Tamil Tigers, to be banned by the Sri Lankan government in April. The ban was imposed on the grounds that the Tamil organizations were supporting terrorism and revival of the LTTE.

However, the Australian Tamil Congress says that it is a Tamil organization that has nothing to do with terrorism.

But the Congress says it has been active in advocating for the interests of Tamil Australians.

It's also voiced support for a United Nations investigation into war crimes allegations against the Sri Lankan government and the Tamil Tigers before the end of the civil war in 2009.

Tamil congress Spokesman Doctor Raga Ragavan has said they are being more careful in the way they go about contacting people in Sri Lanka.

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