Sri Lanka’s Justice Minister says Anti-Terrorism Act to ensure people’s safety
Sri Lanka’s Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe told the U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung that the Sri Lanka Government’s objective in bringing the new Anti-Terrorism Act to replace the existing Prevention of Terrorism Act is to ensure the safety of the people of the country.
He explained that the opportunities for violation of human rights have been reduced by the new Anti-Terrorism Bill.
The U.S. Ambassador to Sri Lanka Julie Chung met the Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe at the ministry premises yesterday (April 21).
The U.S. Ambassador told the Minister that her country appreciates the measures taken by the Government for the safety of the people and upliftment of the economic situation after the economic crisis.
She said that some of the other countries that have faced similar economic crises have not been able to recover from them in such a short period of time,” states the Ministry’s Media Unit.
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I agree with you 100%.
With deranged individuals such as Wasantha Mudalige, Kumara Gunaratnam, Teacher Union Stalin and their flagbearers in GMOA and FUTA, the Nation, the NATION needs a stick.
I hope Amb Julie Chung mentioned about the Jan 06, 2021 Capitol Hill Invasion organised by a sitting President of the United States of America.
What I understand is, United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka, madam Julie Chung suggested that there should be a ‘extensive’ public and Parliamentary discussions on the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill, which is to be introduced to repeal the controversial Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act (PTA).
The Anti-Terror Laws in the GREATEST DEMOCRACY IN THE WORLD failed when the sitting Head of State incited violent followers to invade the citadel of Democracy, Capitol Hill, on 06 Jan 2021.
Six-year-old kids are walking into classrooms, massacring fellow students and teachers with machine guns.
Do they have a right to lecture us on anti-terrorism?