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Cabinet approves Counter Terrorism Bill

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The Cabinet is reported to have approved the Counter Terrorism Bill to be enacted in place of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

The government had given an undertaking to replace the PTA and replace it with fresh legislation on countering terrorism in conformity with international standards. This matter was also mentioned in the UNHRC resolution.

Meanwhile, the European Union had also requested the government to act in this regard for the granting of the GSP plus facility

Sources said the new legislation included a broad definition of terrorism.(Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 2

  • DillonDP Thursday, 27 April 2017 08:24 AM

    Mr. Ceylon what do we have on the table to hold negotiation. We all think we live in a developed country but really speaking we living in a country with alot of morons, such as you

    ceylon Wednesday, 26 April 2017 10:19 AM

    lanka has no government.even basic matters cant do without foreign assistence.when learn how to govern . via DM Android App

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