New laws to be introduced for the mandatory registration of non governmental organizations at the NGO secretariat, ‘so that we can monitor them closely’ says Public Security Minister Tiran Alles in response Milan Jayathilake MP who slams them as a 'threat to national security'. pic.twitter.com/WvKxgWBZmD
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Sri Lanka’s Public Security Minister, Tiran Alles, has called for the mandatory registration of non-governmental organisations, “so that we can monitor them closely”.
The Minister’s call for closer monitoring follows a speech in which Milan Jayathilake MP decried NGOs as a “threat to national security”.
The Sri Lankan government has frequently lashed out at NGO human rights organisations and placed proscriptions on several Tamil and Muslim diaspora organisations, under the pretext of national security.