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OTI Report on “Quest for Freedom and Stability in the Indian Ocean”
Date : May - 23

This OTI short video outlines the key themes discussed in the recently published OTI report “Quest for Freedom and Stability in the Indian Ocean”. The report contains an outline of the key interests of major powers in the Indian Ocean Region, namely China, India, and the USA, and what scope there is for cooperation and peace among these actors. These developments are then factored into developing future scenarios in the region, along political, security, economic, and social dimensions, and how

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Repeal, Replace, or Reform: A Position Paper on the Prevention of Terrorism Act No. 48 of 1979
Date : May - 23

The OTI publication 'Repeal, Replace, or Reform: A Position Paper on the Prevention of Terrorism Act No. 48 of 1979' presents a critical, detailed analysis of the PTA Act. This includes the key contentions against the Act, recent amendments to the PTA, a discussion on the proposed Counter-Terrorism Act of 2018, and recommendations on the way forward. The report also presents an analysis of the provisions of the PTA and their impact on the law of the country, fundamental rights enshrined in the S

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Sri Lankans are in the throes of an unprecedented crisis
Date : Mar - 03

we call on everyone once again to follow the example set by Ukraine and to join hands to formulate a common minimum programme to respond to the country's current crisis.

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The Ceremonial Opening of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament
Date : Jan - 18

The Ceremonial Opening of the Second Session of the Ninth Parliament by H.E. the President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will be held at 10.00 a.m. on Tuesday the 18th of January 2022.

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Govt. in dilemma over anti-terrorism law
Date : Oct - 27

OTI last Monday (25) arranged a discussion on the PTA and its impact with the participation of lawyer Chrishmal Warnasuriya, Dr Paikiasothy Sarawanamuttu, UK-based Amal Abeywardene and the writer. Harindra B Dassanayake moderated the two-hour discussion. All agreed with Dr. Sarawanamuttu’s call for a moratorium of the PTA until the government and those engaged in discussions on the future of the security law reached a consensus.

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OTI Directors Meet Minister of Justice
Date : Apr - 06

Read full document: https://drive.google.com/file/d/12oLyHlP1ligXt84ldh7yQRW6UnDAWFey/view?usp=sharing

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