Sri Lanka: Former PM Ranil call for an amendment to PTA

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Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe demanding the Sri Lankan Government to introduce an amendment to the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to prevent arresting people for making posts on social media, the Sri Lankan media Daily Mirror reported. 

“An amendment should be brought into PTA where a person could be arrested only if the person is engaged in terrorist activities. Apprehending people for making a post on social media should be avoided. Also, either Supreme Courts could propose amendments to PTA where Parliament could discuss and decide on necessary amendments to the legislation,” Ranil said.

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