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Sri Lanka bans NTJ and JMI

St Sebestian’s Church in Katuwapitiya shortly after the blast/

Sri Lanka has banned the National Thawheed Jammath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibraheem (JMI), a week after the devastating Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people.

According to a statement issued by the President’s Media Division, President Maithripala Sirisena banned the two radical Islamic organisations, using powers vested in him as per Emergency Regulation 1 of 2019.

All movable and immovable assets belonging to the groups will also be seized, the statement said.