Party Leaders To Meet In Parliament On April 20 To Make Final Decision On Presentation Of Anti-Terrorism Bill

A party leaders' meeting in Parliament has been scheduled for April 20th to discuss the presentation of the Anti-terrorism Bill, according to a statement by the Communication Department of the Parliament.

The meeting will be chaired by Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena and will be the first party leaders' meeting held after the New Year. All party leaders have been requested to attend the meeting, which will be followed by the first parliamentary session on the 25th.

The Anti-Terrorism Act is expected to be presented in Parliament on that day, although a final decision will be made at the party leaders' meeting on the 20th. The bill was initially scheduled to be presented on April 4th but was postponed due to opposition from several parties, with some requesting a delay to allow time to challenge the bill in court.