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New counter-terrorism bill to replace PTA

18 September 2019 - 46   - 0

Cabinet approval has been granted to present a new Counter Terrorism Bill to Parliament by abolishing the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

A proposal to this effect had been put forward by Ministers Thilak Marapana, Patali Champika Ranawaka, and Thalatha Athukorale.

The new Counter-Terrorism Bill is to be drafted after studying the acts relating to terrorism in countries such as UK and India.

Political sources said that emphasis would be drawn on cyber-terrorism through the proposed Bill.

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