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Sri Lankan govt puts debate on Enforced Disappearances bill on hold again

The Sri Lankan government has again decided to postpone a parliamentary debate on the Enforced Disappearances bill, which was set to take place on September 21st.

The decision not to take up the debate on the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances was made during the UNP parliamentary group meeting on Monday evening, chaired by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.

The September date was itself a postponement from an initial date in July, which the government did not take up.

The Chief Government Whip, Minister Gayantha Karunathilake, who made the announcement on Monday evening, said a new date for debating the bill had not yet been decided on.