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Sri Lanka mulls changes to controversial anti-terror law as EU, UN step up pressure

Sri Lanka mulls changes to controversial anti-terror law as EU, UN step up pressure

  • Sri Lanka has been marred by a protracted 37-year-long civil war that ended in 2009 with the defeat of the separatist Tamil Tigers
  • Modifications to the PTA on March 9 allow for two years of detention without trial for anyone “who surrenders or is taken into custody on suspicion” of causing or intending to cause “religious, racial or communal disharmony”
By Mohammed Rasooldeen ·

Special Outcry over Sri Lanka plan to amend constitution

Outcry over Sri Lanka plan to amend constitution

By Mohammed Rasooldeen ·

Special Rajapaksa: ‘I will ensure Sri Lanka  remains neutral in global arena’

Rajapaksa: ‘I will ensure Sri Lanka remains neutral in global arena’

By Mohammed Rasooldeen ·

Special Sri Lankan Muslims ‘not  responsible for Easter attack’

Sri Lankan Muslims ‘not responsible for Easter attack’

By Mohammed Rasooldeen ·

Saudi delegation arrives in Sri Lanka  for high-level talks

Saudi delegation arrives in Sri Lanka for high-level talks

By Mohammed Rasooldeen ·