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HRC of Sri Lanka on Detention Under PTA

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the Directives issued by His Excellenry President Maithripala Sirisena on the arrest and detention of persons under the Prevention of Terrorism Act No 48 of L979 (PTA) and a state of emergency when in force.

The Directives would facilitate the Commission exercise its powers, functions and duties in this regard and would without doubt reinforce the protection afforded to persons subject to arrest and detention under extraordinary laws.

Read the full statement as  a PDF:Detention under PTA Public-Statement-by-HRCSL

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