Emil Kanthan & another delisted from SL’s terror watch
Colombo (LNW): A Gazette notification has been published declaring the removal of two Sri Lankans from the national terrorism watch list.
Both Niklapillai Antony Emil Lakshmi Kanthan, known as ‘Ramesh’, and Murugesu Sri Shanmugaraja were added to the blacklist in February 2014. Interpol had previously issued a Red Notice for Ramesh back in 2010.
They were originally listed in accordance with the United Nations’ regulations, identifying individuals involved in supporting terrorist activities.
The decision to delist Ramesh and Murugesu was made official through a Gazette on October 23, 2023, signed by the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, General Kamal Gunaratne (Retd).