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Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism: Ranil Wickremesinghe

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Pointing out that in England the laws dealing with terrorism had been amended 15 times between 2001 and 2019, the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said the existing laws in Sri Lanka are not adequate to deal with this kind of terrorism.

Sri Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism as the existing ones are not adequate to deal with terror attacks like the massive Easter Sunday bombings, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said.

Recalling that three months have passed after the country’s worst terror attacks that killed 258 people at three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo on April 21, Wickremesinghe said after the suicide bombings, everyone feared that the country would collapse.

“There was a great fear among people. That’s why we first decided to detain all terrorists by police and prosecute them. Secondly, we need to bring a new system to ensure the country’s security so that this does not happen again,” he was quoted as saying by the ColomboPage.

Speaking at an event held in Matara to mark the 97th International Cooperative Day, the premier said even before two months after the attacks, for which police have blamed a local jihadi group, all the living suspects linked to the terrorist attacks including the ones living abroad have been arrested.

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