The Sri Lankan government has planned to introduce new laws that will monitor non-governmental organisations in the country, reported ColomboPage.
The Director General of the Media Center for National Security (MCNS) Lakshman Hulugalla was quoted as saying that existing legislation was not adequate enough to monitor these organisations and NGOs were also guilty of supporting “terrorists”.
It is unclear what the new legislation will enable, but ColomboPage stated that it would,
“enable the government to probe their activities and take appropriate action against them wherever it is necessary.”
The Sri Lankan government has expressed concern over a recent Memorandum of understanding, signed between the US Embassy in Colombo and the Trincomalee Urban Council, to establish an ‘American Corner’, a public information centre.
A Sri Lankan military soldier is suspected to have perpetrated the rape of a 7 year old girl in Nedunkeni, Vavuniya, reports Uthayan.
The incident led to a protest by local Tamils, demanding that the culprit be arrested.
Sri Lanka's Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister, Mervyn Silva, has decided to launch a hotline for public complaints, reports Colombo Page. The hotline would allow the user to choose their language of choice,