Trade unionist Joseph Stalin urges the opposition to prevent the passage of the counterterrorism act proposed by the justice minister to repress protests against the implementation of the IMF loan conditions.
Speaking to journalists in Colombo yesterday (25), he said it should be nipped in the bud.
A government that has failed to satisfy people’s hunger is planning to crackdown on protests by the proposed act.
The counterterrorism act that was gazetted a day after getting cabinet approval on March 16 had been presented a moth earlier as the act against violence, said Stalin.
Other than repressing TU struggles, the draft act could be used to curb the media as well, he noted.
Watch video given below for his lengthy explanation: