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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Sri Lanka to abolish emergency laws

Sri Lankan government on Tuesday said it would soon lift the draconian emergency laws in force in the country for most of the past 30 years. "Steps have already been taken to lift emergency regulations in consultation with the (National) Security Council," Prime Minister DM Jayaratne told the parliament.

The prime minister said since the end of the war against the LTTE in May 2009, most of the clauses in the Public Security Ordinance have been abolished. However, a few of the clauses under the ordinance remained in force since the LTTE continues to be active overseas, he said.

See more: Hindustantimes 09 August 2011

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