Counter Terrorism Law will be worse: Sumanthiran

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) MP M.A. Sumanthiran raised fears in Parliament, that the proposed new law which will replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) will be worse than the PTA.

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said recently that a counter-terrorism law will be introduced instead of the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

In August the Minister of Prison Reforms, Rehabilitation, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs D.M Swaminathan had said the PTA will soon be abolished and it will be replaced by the Counter Terrorism Act.

“Some highly placed sources say that detention and concealment of confession will not be removed and that would possibly bring adverse effect to the Government” He said.

“Pledging to replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act and bringing it up by renaming is highly undesirable” he added.Tags:

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