11 radical Islamist groups banned in Sri Lanka

11 Islamic radical organisations, including the Islamic State (ISIS) and Al Qaeda will be banned in Sri Lanka on account of their extremist links.  

A statement from Attorney-General Dappula de Livera’s office said that he had authorised to proscribe 9 local extremist groups alongside Al Qaeda and ISIS. 

Officials said the proscription will come into force with a gazette to be issued soon. 

A special probe panel appointed in 2019 by former president Maithripala Sirisena had recommended the banning of Muslim extremist organisations which advocate radicalism in the Buddhist majority country. 

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