Report by committee appointed to review PTA handed over

The report by the committee appointed to review the Prevention of Terrorism (Temporary Provisions) Act No. 48 of 1979 was presented to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat this afternoon (15).

Head of the committee, Defence Secretary General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne presented the first copy of the report to the President.

The committee was appointed on 24 June 2021 to make recommendations to the Cabinet Sub-Committee appointed by the President to review the PTA.

The Committee chaired by Defence Secretary General (Retd.) Kamal Gunaratne includes Secretary to the Ministry of Justice M.M.P.K. Mayadunne, Secretary to the Ministry of Public Security Major General (Retd) Jagath Alwis, Inspector General of Police C. D. Wickramaratne, Head of National Intelligence Major General (Retd) Ruwan Kulatunga, Legal Draftsman Dilrukshi Samaraweera, Additional Secretary to the Ministry of Justice Piyumanthi Peiris, Additional Solicitor General Nerin Pulle, Deputy Legal Advisor at the Foreign Ministry Thilani Silva and Deputy Director at the Foreign Ministry Mahesha Jayawardana as other members.

Senior Assistant Secretary to the President, Jeewanthi Senanayake, served as the Secretary of the committee. (Colombo Gazette)

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