Eleven members of the proscribed organisation Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) were handed over to the TID yesterday (10).
Sri Lanka's Secretary Defence says that the best way to combat extremism is to ensure income equality, education and justice.
The European Commission (EC) has allocated 8.5 million euros to support Sri Lanka to prevent extremism, build community resilience and promote peace and tolerance.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya has prevented a United Nations Special Rapporteur examining the rights of freedom of association and peaceful assembly from meeting High Court Judges in Colombo.
The Government will propose new laws to facilitate cooperation between different state agencies in preventing terrorism, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
It is three months today since a group of suicidal extremists upended our society by killing Easter Sunday worshippers in three Churches and Brunching holidaymakers in three five star hotels in the capital.
The Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter attacks has not yet taken a “firm decision whether to ask the President to testify but he will be invited,” a member of the committee told RepublicNext.
The government will bring a Private Members’ Bill to abolish the death penalty before Parliament “as early as possible,” Leader of the House, Minister Lakshman Kiriella told RepublicNext yesterday July 17.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the country is close to reaching a political solution to the National issue that caused the 30-year war.
The Office of Reparations (OR), established to compensate the Easter Sunday Attack victims says that a total of Rs.262, 812,500 has been paid at present for those who were deceased and injured due to the bomb blasts.