Prime Minister Wickremesinghe says Prevention of Terrorism Act is outdated

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe says Prevention of Terrorism Act is outdated

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe says Prevention of Terrorism Act is outdated

Written by Tharushan Fernando

15 Jan, 2016 | 11:42 pm

“Some in the south might blame me for mentioning this: It must be noted that the pongal rice is much more delicious than the milk rice we make,” said the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at a national event in Jaffna held to celebrate Thai Pongal.

Speaking at the same event, the prime minister said the Prevention of Terrorism Act is one that is outdated and that is to be removed. In the future, there may be issues with regard to international terrorism but that may not take place in Sri Lanka, he said, adding that if such a situation transpires, laws will be in similar to the UK and that would be done by mid-2016.

The prime minister added that with regard to the missing, if they are not in the lists, it means that some of them may not be alive and what happened is not known. He also noted that only legal military is present in Jaffna and groups that took up arms were removed. He said having spoken to the to the top brass of the military with regards to the numbers there, they have informed that the military can be dispatched to areas following development.

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