Tamil Diplomat

Draconion PTA to be repealed, replaced by humane Act

The draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act which has been unanimously condemned as undemocratic is to be abolished early next year and replaced by an act that will enable investigations based on rule of law.

Justice Minister Wijedasa Rajapakse has told the media that a committee comprising representatives of President, Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Justice Minister is addressing its mind on the issue. Meanwhile the Legal Council too has been requested to submit its proposals.