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Media Release - The proposed amendment to the present Prevention of Terrorism Act is a progressive step towards securing, advancing and protecting fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution

ForminSealThe proposed Bill to amend the present Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) which the Government of Sri Lanka intends to introduce in Parliament and upon it being passed into law, would be a salutary piece of legislation that would amend the present Prevention of Terrorism Act, after almost 43 years since it was enacted and would be the most progressive step that would give persons subject to the said law, tangible protection towards securing, advancing and protecting their fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.


SRI LANKA - Depart and drink tea

 WeltArticleSri Lanka recently reopened its borders to tourists. Visitors have the World Heritage Site and tea gardens that cover much of the island almost to themselves. This also applies to the railway, which runs on one of the most beautiful routes in the world.

Media Release - Foreign Ministry refutes claims made by Ambika Satkunanathan to the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights

ForminSealThe Foreign Ministry notes with concern the numerous misleading statements contained in the testimony of the Chairperson of the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, Ambika Satkunanathan, during an exchange of views on the situation of human and labour rights in Sri Lanka at the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights on 27 January, 2022.

Sri Lanka achieves its first ever GI certification with Ceylon Cinnamon

pureceyloncinnamon sticksMarking a moment of historical significance, Sri Lanka received its first ever Geographical Indication (GI) certification when the European Union (EU) Commission on 02 February,2022 granted GI status to Ceylon Cinnamon. The outcome was a result of a painstaking, decade-long, arduous endeavour led by the Sri Lanka Export Development (EDB) under the Ministry of Trade with the support of numerous public and private stakeholders.