Rohan Hapugaswatta, Additional Secretary (Administration) of the Ministry of Justice told the media that the Cabinet has approved the new Anti-Terrorism Act (CTA) to replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

But he added that he would not make a statement as to when the bill would be gazetted.

Over the last three decades, Sri Lanka has come under severe international criticism for arbitrarily detaining suspects through the controversial Prevention of Terrorism Act of 1978.

Over the past few years, Sri Lanka has pledged to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) and the European Union (EU) to amend the Act. According to the report, the new bill will be introduced within the next month.


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