Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sri Lanka's prime minister and finance minister, speaks during an interview in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022. The bankrupt nation will slash its budget expenditure to bare bones and hopes to break even or post a primary surplus of 1% of gross domestic product by 2025, Wickremesinghe said in the interview in his office. Photographer: Buddhika Weerasinghe/Bloomberg

President Ranil Wickremesinghe has discussed the anti-terrorist bill with the representatives of the Tamil political parties in Parliament and agreed to amend the provisions therein accordingly to give it a more democratic outlook. The drafting committee was scheduled to meet today and re-gazette the bill with amendments.

Meanwhile, the US ambassador also had a meeting with the representatives of Tamil parties and discussed issues relating to land and other matters.