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Cablegate: Terrorist Finance: Response to Request On

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS COLOMBO 000507

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EB/ESC/ESP (GLASS), S/CT, SA/INS
TREASURY FOR GENERAL COUNSEL (AUFHAUSER), IO/PHO (PEREZ),
OFAC (NEWCOMB) AND TASK FORCE ON TERRORIST FINANCING

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN ECON ETTC PTER CE LTTE
SUBJECT: TERRORIST FINANCE: RESPONSE TO REQUEST ON
FROZEN ASSETS - SRI LANKA

Ref: (A) State 71056, (B) 02 Colombo 1112

1. As reported in Ref B, as of April 2002 Sri
Lanka's Central Bank had frozen the assets of a
single account suspected of financing the
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, designated by the
U.S. under E.O. 13224 on November 2, 2001.

2. The Controller of Exchange of Sri Lanka's
Central Bank confirmed on March 24, 2003 that the
account in question is no longer frozen. The
Controller said the account was unfrozen because
the Central Bank found no evidence to indicate the
account was linked to terrorism.

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