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Sri Lanka's disappearance bill will be debated soon says leader of House

The Leader of House, Lakshman Kiriella MP rejected media reports that the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance Bill had been taken back, stating that the bill would be debated in the future. 

The Daily Mirror reported that Mr Kiriella told parliament media reports that the Bill was taken back by the government was not true.

The bill has been criticised by the former president Mahinda Rajapaksa as well as senior members of the Buddhist clergy, who said the bill should be postponed in order to give parliamentarians more time to study it. 

According to reports in the Colombo press, the bill was to be taken up on Wednesday.