The Special Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday attacks have recommended the setting up of Special High Courts to hear the cases relating to the Easter Sunday attacks and other acts of terrorism.

The Judges appointed to such Courts should be provided with ample security and a special training needed to handle these cases the PCOI has recommended.

Law enforcement agencies should be enabled to arrest anybody suspected of creating racial disharmony without a warrant and necessary legal provisions should be in place for this. The Commission has also stated that when a magistrate issues a warrant to inspect a premises for any act related to terrorism the warrant should be issued with a wide range of authority enabling the law enforcement agencies to raid and examine any premises suspected to have connection to such activity.

The Commission had recommended amendments to the relevant laws and stated that the law drafters could study the provisions of the UK’s anti-Terrorism act and adopt a similar law to suit Sri Lankan conditions


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