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Sri Lanka discusses PTA with UN counter terrorism committee

Sri Lanka on Monday discussed revising the Prevention of Terrorism Act with the executive director of the UN Counter Terrorism Committee, Jean Paul, reported Hiru News.

The meeting between Mr Paul and Sri Lanka's minister of law and order, Sagala Ratnayaka took place in New York, and followed a visit by the UN committee to Sri Lanka earlier this month the paper added.

Discussions centred on replacing the existing PTA with legislation that is in keeping with UN Security Council resolutions.

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