President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has issued a gazette notice naming the Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit as a place of detention.
The gazette had been issued on Friday 4th June as a notification under Section 9 of the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
“I , Gotabaya Rajapaksa, President do hereby notify that the premises specified in the Schedule hereto, shall be a place of detention for the purposes under Section 9 of the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act , No. 48 of 1979,” the gazette notice said.
The schedule lists the Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit in Colombo as a place of detention.
Section 9 refers to the detention of suspects arrested under the PTA.
Accordingly, the facility will be used to detain suspects arrested under the PTA. (Easwaran Rutnam)