ITAK launch signature campaign against PTA

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Ilankai Tamil Arasu Katchi (ITAK) Batticaloa District MP Sanakiyan Rasamanickam on 21 September said that they have started a nation-wide campaign to collect signatures urging the Government to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) with immediate effect.

Rasamanickam expressed fear that the PTA would lead the country towards a dictatorship.

He said that the campaign is successfully taking place and signatures have been collected from various parts of the country, including Kegalle, Batticaloa, Kurunegala and Puttalam and some other areas across the country with the blessings from all religious leaders. 

Rasamanickam added that the campaign to collect signatures in Kurunegala was chaired by Tamil National Alliance MP MA Sumanthiran,

“A large number of people actively and enthusiastically took part in the signature campaign. After the completion of campaign we have planned to urge the Government to repeal the PTA with immediate effect as a larger number of people in this country oppose it,” Rasamanickam added.

BY Naalir Jamaldeen