Amending PTA, not repealing it: Wijeyadasa

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Introducing amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), does not mean that the Act will be repealed or replaced by a new Act and there will be nor room left for the country’s security to be jeopardized, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said.

He told a media conference today that this was not a sole decision of the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Justice or the Ministry of Law and Order.

“This process has to involve all stakeholders including the ministries and the security forces. It is only a policy decision but nothing has been finalised," the minister said. “The situation in the country is not the same as at the time we started discussions, the environment was totally different. The countries that requested to revise the PTA, are now thinking of tightening it in their countries. Those counties are amending the Act by adding stricter sub sections. Therefore, we too need to take another look on this Act." (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • lion Friday, 30 June 2017 07:05 AM

    Shame on earth, his naming of Purawasibalaya members as lunatics should receive widespread condemnation. From the day one this double dealing deceiver brought shame to this government.

    Kingsley Wijesinhe Friday, 30 June 2017 07:31 AM

    The Minister says "This process has to involve all stakeholders including the ministries and the security forces". He seems to have forgotten the most important stakeholder - the people of this country.


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