Tabling the anti-terrorism bill in parliament has been postponed, said minister of justice Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe.
The decision has been taken in view of the requests made by MPs, lawyers and civil society organizations with regard to the draft bill, he said.
Accordingly, it will likely be presented to parliament at the end of April.
There is opposition to the draft bill as being antidemocratic.
Premier Dinesh Gunawardena has said it would be passed in parliament this month.