Avatar Centre for Policy Alternatives on 3 April, 2019

Proposed Counter Terrorism Act: Questions and Answers

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The proposed Counter-Terrorism Act (CTA) was approved by Cabinet on 11 September 2018 and tabled in Parliament on 9 October 2018. This short document prepared by the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) attempts to address frequently asked questions on the CTA and compliments previous documents on the same issue.

Initial statement made by CPA on the bill can be found here

CPA filed papers on the 17th of October 2018 intervening in one of the petitions challenging the proposed Counter Terrorism Bill.

CPA report comparing the Proposed Counter Terrorism Bill to the Prevention of Terrorism Act can be found here.

Download the Q&A in English here. Sinhala and Tamil translations will follow.