Sri Lanka to draft new counter terrorism law: Cabinet

Oct 14, 2016 (LBO) – Sri Lanka has appointed a committee to draft a new counter terrorism law, a statement on cabinet decisions said.

“A committee chaired by the Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development has been appointed to draft a new counter terrorism law instead of the existing Prevention of Terrorism Act, for providing adequate provisions for prevention of terrorism and affirm Sri Lanka’s commitment on human rights responsibilities,” the statement said.

The Cabinet of Ministers has decided to forward the policy and legal framework drafted by the said committee and presented by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to the Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security for further discussions.