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Prevention of Terrorism Act

In Jaffna
November 14, 2017 6:57 am gmt |
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A mass parade, demanding the release of Tamil Political prisoners who remanded under the PTA, and to take action on their requests, started a short while ago. It has started in front of the University and is moving towards the UN office, Jaffna, the sources said. Recently the Jaffna University studen...
In Srilanka
October 26, 2017 9:16 am gmt |
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 The Political prisoner Kangaratnam Jeevaratnam, who was imprisoned for more than 18 years under the prevention of terrorism act, has released by the Colombo high Court, today (26 Oct). He has been remanded for 18 years and his case trial has been conducted by the Trincomalee High Court in the earlie...
In Colombo
June 30, 2017 5:55 am gmt |
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Introducing amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), does not mean that the Act will be repealed or replaced by a new Act and there will be nor room left for the country’s security to be jeopardized, Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said. He told a media conference that this was not...
In Latest Stories
November 19, 2016 6:59 am gmt |
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Former parliamentarian Suresh Premachandran has said that the enforcement of the Prevention of Terrorism Act to tackle so called “aava” gang operates in the North was necessary while proper criminal laws are in active in the country. He said if the members of the aava group involve in illegal activit...
In Latest Stories
November 19, 2016 6:35 am gmt |
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The Sri Lanka government will never allow anybody to boost racism in the country, said Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapaksha. “Though the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) is not in operation at the moment, it seems that the situations developing in the country would pave the way to enact it again,”...
In Srilanka
November 2, 2016 5:53 am gmt |
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Sri Lankan police are engaging in Worst tortures and the sole reason for that is the Prevention of Terrorism Act said the Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka. The above was stated in the report sent to United Nations Group. UN is to examine about the tortures recorded in Sri Lanka and the session is...
In Colombo
October 27, 2016 11:33 am gmt |
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Colombo High Court Judge Manilal Waidyatilaka on Thursday (Oct 27), permitted a special jury to hear the trial on the murder of former TNA Jaffna District MP Nadaraja Raviraj. Lawyer Thavarasa said that he was disappointed on the decision to hear the trial before a special jury. The defendant’s attor...
In Latest Stories
October 12, 2016 6:30 am gmt |
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Cabinet ministers have approved to replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) by the counter-terrorism law. The counter-terrorism law was approved by Cabinet ministers, when a cabinet meeting was held by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (11th October 2016). During the meeting, the Bill was...
In Special News
October 3, 2016 6:48 am gmt |
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A high level discussion allegedly to held on replacing the “Prevention of Terrorism Act” very soon, while many have stress for the replacement of the existing act. It is learnt that the discussion on the chair of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe would include com...
In Latest Stories
September 8, 2016 9:14 am gmt |
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The National Movement for Release of Political Prisoners (NMRPP) has warned the new act which is to replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) would target those who raise their voice for justice. The new proposed act would probably target and oppress those who seek justice, voice for rights and t...
In Colombo
August 25, 2016 8:42 am gmt |
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Opposition Leader R. Sampanthan in Parliament on Tuesday questioned why Kumaran Pathmanathan (KP) has not been charged. He raised this question from the government when he was moving an adjournment motion on the prisoners detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. “Different people have been tre...
In Srilanka
August 24, 2016 9:19 am gmt |
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The Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) will soon be abolished and it will be replaced by the Counter Terrorism Act, the Ministry of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs said. Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M Sw...
In Colombo
July 15, 2016 6:40 am gmt |
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US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs Nisha Desai Biswal urged the government to resettle people in the released lands with infrastructure and other basic necessities. Ms.Nisha, speaking at a media brief on her final day of the visit to Sri Lanka, on Thursday (July 14) s...
In Special News
July 3, 2016 5:19 am gmt |
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The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said the delay of the government in restoration of normal life of the affected people in North and East is an obstacle to the reconciliation process. The TNA reiterated that they were… … concerned about the very slow pace of implementation with respect to...
In Latest Stories
June 28, 2016 5:56 am gmt |
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The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said that military engagement in commercial activities, including farming and tourism still exist in the North, adding,  during his visit to displaced communities in Jaffna, the High Commissioner observed that the lack ...
In Latest Stories
June 14, 2016 6:54 am gmt |
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The Sri Lankan government should abide by National Human Rights Commission guidelines on arrest and detention while taking urgent steps to repeal the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), Human Rights Watch said on Monday (June 13). Sri Lankan authorities have continued to use the PTA to detai...
In Colombo
March 9, 2016 7:14 am gmt |
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The Opposition Leader and Leader of the TNA R. Sampanthan questioned in parliament on Tuesday (Mar 8) whether the Government could verify the detainees who have been kept in custody under the Prevention of Terrorism Act legally. R.Sampanthan made the interrogation during the debate in parliament over...
In Colombo
March 3, 2016 6:36 am gmt |
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The Tamil Political Prisoners who have been detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act are willing to undergo rehabilitation, said Northern Provincial Minister of Transport P.Deniswaran. The detainees expressed their willingness to the minister when he visited the inmates who have been on hunger ...