While urging the government to repeal the Prevention of Terrorrism Act (PTA), the National People's Power today called on the government to release the three student activists who were detained under the PTA.
NPP General Secretary Tilvin Silva told a news conference that the three students including the IUSF Convener were detained under the PTA without producing in court as there was no evidence against them.
He said most of the Aragalaya activists who were arrested earlier were released by the court as there were no evidence against them.
“The government is now using the PTA to detain them without producing them in court as there is no evidence against them. We urge the government to repeal the PTA and release the detained student activists,” he said.
Mr. Silva said it was surprising that President Ranil Wickremesinghe, who advocated to repeal the PTA during the Yahapalanaya Government, is now using the same Act to take revenge.
“This is an anti-democratic and anti-human Act. It should be repealed immediately,' he said. (Ajith Siriwardana)