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Sri Lanka: Colombo proposes to lift emergency but continue PTA

Aug 25, 2011 2:54:40 PM - yahoo.com
Mahinda Rajapaksa on Thursday proposed to lift emergency rule in the island, but said that the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) would continue. Even though Colombos supporters and media campaign were showcasing it as a significant development to rehabilitation of democracy in the island, this doesnt make much difference to Tamils, considering the extent of militarisation and Sinhalicisation of ...