The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress has held discussions with a visiting delegation of the European Union pertaining to the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
The EU delegation is in Sri Lanka to look into the continuation of the Generalised Scheme of Preferences or GSP+ trade concession.
Speaking to media yesterday after the meeting, leader of the SLMC Parliamentarian Rauff Hakeem said the EU delegation and the SLMC discussed emergency regulations, utilising the PTA to hunt down opponents, the arrest and detention of attorney Hejaz Hizbullah, the COVID-19 mitigation programme and the suppression of protesters under the guise of coronavirus and investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks.
MP Hakeem said they expressed their displeasure over such events adding that they conveyed to the delegation that temporary fixes and unrealistic solutions will not bring about results.
He said they also expressed their stance that the PTA should be abolished.