New laws including legislation to control hate speech is essential to prevent the emergence of new terrorist groups in the future, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.
Mr. Wickremesinghe said this at a ceremony held in Ampara to distribute Samurdi relief to new recipients.
“ISIS and National Thiwheed Jamath (NTJ) no longer exist in Sri Lanka anymore. However, new groups could always come up again. Therefore the country needs new laws such as legislation to control hate speech, bio metric laws and laws to monitor and control those who enter Sri Lankan territory. New counter terrorism laws are needed to stop emergence of new terrorist groups” the Prime Minister said. (Yohan Perera in Ampara)