SANCTIONS RELATED TO TERRORISM AND TERRORISM FINANCING

 

The United Nations Regulations No. 02 of 2012

 

The United Nations Regulations No. 02 of 2012 issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs promulgating the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267(1999) and the modifications and strengthening of the Resolution’s sanctions regime by subsequent resolutions including 1526 (2004), 1617 (2005), 1735 (2006), 1822 (2008), 1904 (2009), 1988 (2011), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) and any other subsequent resolution on Taliban (Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan), Islamic State of Iraq and Levant ( ISIL, also known as Da’esh) and Al-Qaida, imposing upon member States of the United Nations a series of obligations to apply sanction measures to any natural or legal person, group or entity associated with Taliban, ISIL (Da’esh) or Al-Qaida.

 

UN Resolutions require countries to immediately freeze funds, financial assets or economic resources of individuals and entities who are designated by the United Nations Security Council based on such person’s / entity’s connections with terrorism and terrorist financing. Further, countries should ensure that no funds, financial assets or economic resources are made available to or for the benefit of such designated persons or entities or their beneficiaries. Accordingly, Financial Institutions and Designated Non Finance Businesses and Professions are obliged to have measures in place to identify and freeze funds, financial assets or economic resources of such designated persons and entities immediately.

 

Under the United Nations Regulations No. 02 of 2012, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defense has been appointed as the Competent Authority for the implementation of UNSCR 1267 and its successor resolutions in Sri Lanka

 

Regulation

 

Date Description Download

May 31, 2012

  • Extraordinary Gazette No 1760/40, May 31 of 2012 - United Nations Regulation No. 2 of 2012

Nov. 04, 2016

  • Extraordinary Gazette No 1991/52, November 04 of 2016 - Amendments to the United Nations Regulations No. 2 of 2012

 

List of Designated Persons & Entities

 

The list of individuals and entities sanctioned under these United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1267 and its successor Resolutions (Taliban, ISIL (Da’esh) or Al-Qaida) sanction can be found at the following links at the UNSC website:

 

Link to Updated List – Al-Qaida & ISIL

 

Link to Updated List – Taliban

 

Freezing is effective as and when the United Nations Security Council announces the names of such designated persons and entities and such freezing shall be in force until such time the person or entity is delisted from the designated list.

 

Other Instructions

 

 

Circulars by FIU

 

 

Previous Amendments to consolidated List

 

Latest Notification by the FIU

 

 

The United Nations Regulations No. 01 of 2012

 

The United Nations Regulations No. 01 of 2012 issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs promulgating the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001) designating individuals and entities related to terrorism and terrorist financing in national level. Accordingly, Institutions are obliged to have measures in place to identify and freeze funds, financial assets or economic resources of such designated persons and entities upon order by the Competent Authority.

 

Under the provisions of said regulations Secretary to the Ministry of Defense has been appointed as the Competent Authority for the implementation of UNSCR 1373 and its successor resolutions in Sri Lanka.

 

Regulation

 

Date Description Download

May 15, 2012

  • Extraordinary Gazette No 1758/19, May 15 of 2012 - United Nations Regulation No. 1 of 2012

Dec 11, 2014

  • Extraordinary Gazette No 1892/37, December 11 of 2014 - Amendments to the United Nations Regulations No. 1 and 2 of 2012

 

List of Designated Persons & Entities

 

The list of individuals and entities sanctioned under Regulation No 1 of 2012 is as follows:

 

Date Description Download

May 23, 2019

  • Amendments made on May 23, 2019 to the List of Designated Persons under Regulation 4(7) of the United Nations Regulations No. 1 of 2012

June 20, 2018

  • Amendments made on June 20, 2018 to the List of Designated Persons under Regulation 4(7) of the United Nations Regulations No. 1 of 2012

Nov. 9, 2016

  • Amendments made on November 9, 2016 to the List of Designated Persons under Regulation 4(7) of the United Nations Regulations No. 1 of 2012

Nov. 20, 2015

  • Amendments made on November 20, 2015 to the List of Designated Persons under Regulation 4(7) of the United Nations Regulations No. 1 of 2012

Aug. 6, 2014

  • Amendments made on August 6, 2014 to the List of Designated Persons under Regulation 4(7) of the United Nations Regulations No. 1 of 2012

March 21, 2014

  • List of Designated Persons, Groups, & Entities Under Paragraph 4(2) of the United Nations Regulations No. 1 of 2012 on March 21, 2014

 

Freezing is effective as and when the competent authority announces the names of such designated persons and entities and such freezing shall be in force until such time the person or entity is delisted from the designated list.

 

Other Instructions

 

Order Under Regulation 5 of the United Nations Regulations No.1 of 2012

 

Circulars by FIU

 

 

Latest Notification by the FIU