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Draft of Sri Lanka's revised anti-terror legislation leaked

A draft of Sri Lanka's Counter Terrorism Act was leaked on Thursday by unknown sources. 

See here for leaked copy.

The government has been under pressure to introduce a new bill to replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act in order bring its counter-terror legislation in line with international standards. 

The issue was also highlighted in the UN resolutions co-sponsored by Sri Lanka at Geneva. 

The previous draft of the CTA was widely criticised for being more draconian than its predecessor.