Justice Minister speaks of factors surrounding release of inmates detained under PTA

Justice Minister speaks of factors surrounding release of inmates detained under PTA

Justice Minister speaks of factors surrounding release of inmates detained under PTA

Written by Staff Writer

26 Nov, 2015 | 2:32 pm

Minister of Justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe says that the government is taking measures to release the inmates detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act, while the taking the sole responsibility of the country’s national security.

The minister made this statement while addressing a media briefing in Colombo on Thursday morning.

He said that they are making these releases at a time when the country is facing several sanctions against it and when an international court is to be established in the country where these matters will be investigated into.

The minister also added that they have taken this decision at this point of time to inform the international community of the government’s new policies, in a manner which will draw in more strength and confidence on our national reconciliation process.

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