US Ambassador Chung with Justice Minister Rajapakse

U.S ambassador Julie Chung yesterday met Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakshe and expressed her concerns about some aspects of the proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill.

Chung said she shared the US’s strong desire to see extensive public and parliamentary discussions on the Bill.

“It is important that all voices – including civil society, academia, and lawmakers – are considered to ensure the legislation serves as an effective tool for combatting terrorism without restricting freedom of expression or assembly,” she said.