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US & Canada also voice concern over the use of PTA

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The US and Canadian ambassadors in Sri Lanka have both voiced their concern over the use of the Prevention of Terrorism Act by authorities.

US ambassador - Julie Chung has said, "Using laws that don’t conform with international human rights standards – like the PTA – erodes democracy in Sri Lanka. We encourage the government to uphold the rights of the people to express their views."

Canadian ambassador - David McKinnon said, "We encourage authorities in #SriLanka to reconsider the decision to use the Prevention of Terrorism Act given the #PTA is widely seen as inconsistent with democratic norms and respect for human rights."

Earlier today (22), the EU embassy also voiced their concern in this regard.

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