Sri Lanka bans 11 Islamist organisations
Sri Lanka, on Tuesday, banned 11 Islamist organisations for their links to extremist activities in the country, stated an official announcement.
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, under a special gazette notification issued, banned the radical groups under the Prevention of Terrorism (temporary) Provisions Act.
The notification specifies that any person who acts in contravention or conspires to act would be sentenced to prison terms between 10 and 20 years.
Among the banned organisations are local Muslim groups, including the Sri Lanka Islamic Students Movement, the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda.