Sri Lanka to draft new law regulating national intelligence services

Jan 15, 2020 (LBO) – Sri Lanka will draft a new law to regulate and empower all intelligence services in the country with the aim of preventing the incidents that pose threats to national security.

Accordingly, the Cabinet has approved a proposal tabled by State Minister of Defence Chamal Rajapaksa calling for the drafting of a new bill titled ‘National Intelligence Act’.

It has been observed that certain intelligence activities have been limited because of the lack of laws to operate, the cabinet decision said.

National intelligence services of the country making efforts to forecast and present recommendations for incidents that pose threats to the country’s national security.