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Leaked version: Amendment to code of criminal procedure

By Groundviews - Thu Apr 27, 5:16 am

Groundviews was sent a leaked copy of what we were told, and to the extent we could verify, is a copy of the proposed amendment to the Code of Criminal Procedure (Special Provisions) Act no.02 of 2013, presented at the cabinet meeting on the 25th April 2017 and dispatched to Brussels ahead of the GSP+ deliberations.“…bill has been published in gazette of 3 March 2017 and Hon. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe informed the cabinet that further proposed amendments could be included during the Committee Stage. The information presented was considered by the Cabinet of Ministers.”

The amendment is a cornerstone of Sri Lanka’s bid to successfully regain the European Union’s preferential trade agreement, called GSP+, a vote on which will be held later today in Brussels.

SL Cabinet approves policy & legal framework for Proposed Act on Counter Terrorism ahead of crucial GSP+ vote in EU parliament tomorrow

— Azzam Ameen (@AzzamAmeen) April 26, 2017

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