Another 20 suspects identified for rehabilitation

WijedasaRajapakseAnother 20 suspects arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) have been identified for rehabilitation, the Justice Ministry said today.

Justice Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said that the 20 suspects will have their cases processed immediately and they will either be imprisoned or offered rehabilitation.

He said that the 20 suspects have been arrested for minor offences under the PTA and not serious crimes.

The Government had recently approved the release of 39 suspects arrested under the PTA and most of them have left prison after meeting the strict bail conditions.

Rajapakshe however said that all those charged for serious offences under the PTA will not be released. (Colombo Gazette)