CRA annuls Ottawa Tamil organization's charitable status

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Ottawa, July 18 (ANI): The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has revoked the charitable registration of the Tamil (Sri Lanka) Refugee-Aid Society of Ottawa.

According to The Globe and Mail, in a letter sent to the organization, the agency has said that the society failed to maintain control over its use of funds, improperly issued tax receipts on behalf of third parties and provided funding to people outside Canada who were not entitled to a donation.

This funding included 713,000 dollars provided to another organization that the CRA believes was operating as part of the support network for the terrorist outfit Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).

The Globe and Mail also quoted the agency, as saying that audit revealed that the fundraising involved a person who had been convicted in the United States of conspiring to provide material support to the LTTE. (ANI)

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