The European Court of Justice on Wednesday July 26,2017 removed Sri Lankan separatist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, from its terrorism blacklist
However, the European Union’s top court has decided to keep the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas on the list.
The court said the European Union had not provided any evidence showing that the Tamil Tigers were a risk after their military defeat in 2009. “The Court of Justice therefore confirms the annulment of the continued freezing of the LTTE’s funds,” it said.
The terrorism list was created by the EU following the attack on World Trade Centre in the United States in 2001. It includes 22 organisations and 13 individual. Hamas was put on the list in 2003, while LTTE was listed in 2006.