Counter Terrorism Act on the way to be enacted in Sri Lanka

Published: 09:17 GMT, Jan 12, 2017 |

The Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal of Counter Terrorism Act made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

It has been diced to forward the amended policy and legal framework for the introduction of a new counter terrorism law to the observation of the Parliament Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security and to initiate action to draft suitable legislation with regard to the National security of Sri Lanka, unity and territorial integrity, prevention of terrorism and procedure to be followed in terrorism related offences, was approved by the Cabinet of Ministers.

The new draft bill has been widely criticized that it would be worse that the existing Terrorism Act.

But the government seems to take swift measures to implement it.