Re-introduction of Criminal Procedure Code

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The government today said the proposed amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code which was tabled in Parliament on Thursday but had to be differed following protest from the opposition will be re-introduced shortly after a consensus was reached through party leaders meeting.

Addressing the media at weekly cabinet news briefing, Economic Development Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardana said the government was ready to accommodate suggestions and amendments to the proposed piece of legislation if any. “The government would re-introduce the amendments after a consensus was reached at a party leaders meeting.

Their modus operandi is to show that Sri Lanka is not a peaceful country and disturbances and public commotions are a common sight,” he added. Substantiating the government’s move to re-introduce amendments, Minister Yapa said though the government was able to crush terrorism on Sri Lanka’s soil, the remnants of terrorism still remain intact in the local and international arena looking for an opportunity to destabilise Sri Lanka. He said the ‘Grease Demon’ incidents in many parts of the country are a good example to the attempts to destabilise the country.

The amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code intend to fight these elements and take action against ex-LTTE cadres who are in detention with criminal activities of serious nature against them, he said. “Do not forget that the US after 9/11 took strict action against terrorism and introduced new legislation to tackle global terrorism which is entitled ‘War Against Terrorism’. India also has tightened its grip on terrorist activities and has brought new laws,” Minister Yapa said. (Sandun A. Jayasekera)
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  • Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 11 September 2011 02:13 AM

    Old wine in a new bottle!

    yapa Saturday, 10 September 2011 01:57 AM

    now we know the real face of the govt!

    sam fernando Saturday, 10 September 2011 08:30 AM

    Ah, so 'Grease Devils' are the reason for the new draconian laws? Don't the Ministers who utter these lies understand that they and their kith and kin too will be subject to these laws if they step out of line???? Is power and greed so important that one needs to sacrifice the future generations ???

    Bambuwa Saturday, 10 September 2011 09:23 AM

    Ane appa...

    we know all your dramas, people who got affected knew the factions behind all these grease devil incidents. We know Muttur & Jaffna incidents and where those culprits took shelter. We expected that government will introduce these type of measures later to control the opposition and minorities justifying it through Grease Devil scenario. One Day will come, when all of you will have to face the repercussions of misusing powers.

    sundram2004 Saturday, 10 September 2011 09:35 AM

    does the govt nowbelieves in "grease devil"/


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