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Sri Lanka: New Anti Terrorism Act gazetted which includes wide verity of offences ( Full text)

Sri Lanka Government has gazetted a news Anti Terrorism Bill which incluseds wide range of activities as terrorism. These offences could be interpreted in a way to include Trade Union action and critical journalism, according to opinion makes.

3. (1) Any person, who commits any act or illegal omission specified in subsection (2), with the intention of–
(a) intimidating public or section of the public;
(b) wrongfully or unlawfully compelling the Government of Sri Lanka, or any other Government, or an international organization, to do or to abstain from doing any act;
(c) unlawfully preventing any such government from functioning;
(d) violating territorial integrity or infringement of sovereignty of Sri Lanka or any other sovereign country; or
(e) propagating war or advocate national, racial or religious hatred that constitutes incitement to discrimination, hostility or violence, commits the offence of terrorism

Full text of the act: Anti Terrorism Bill 304-2023_E


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