US & Canada also voice concern over the use of PTA
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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