EU urges Sri Lanka to continue reducing the use of PTA

EU urges Sri Lanka to continue reducing the use of PTA

EU urges Sri Lanka to continue reducing the use of PTA

Written by Zulfick Farzan

09 Feb, 2022 | 2:22 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st); The EU has urged Sri Lanka to continue reducing the use of the PTA, and to undertake further practical and administrative steps to release on bail those detained under the PTA without charges.

The European Union (EU) and the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka held their 24th meeting of the Joint Commission on 8th February 2022 in Brussels.

During the meeting, Sri Lanka reiterated its objective to achieve measurable, tangible, and verifiable results on the ground in meeting its commitments.

In this context, the EU welcomed the submission by the Government of Sri Lanka of amendments to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). However, the EU noted that important elements had not been included in the Amendment Bill gazetted.

Sri Lanka took note of the views expressed by the EU to take further steps to make the PTA fully compliant with international norms.

Read Full Joint EU – Sri Lanka Statement :

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