The existing online safety bill will be submitted for cabinet approval again as a new bill with additions, public security minister Tiran Alles said.

He told the cabinet at a meeting yesterday (23) that he discussed the draft submitted to parliament with civil society and media organizations few weeks ago.

Alles said that amendments effected incorporating their ideas and suggestions were referred to the Supreme Court by the attorney general while he was abroad.

Non-receipt of cabinet approval for same has caused a legal problem, he explained.

In that light, he said he instructed the AG to inform the SC that a new draft will be submitted with cabinet approval.

Lawyer-MP M.A. Sumanthiran said before courts a few days ago that the existing bill should be withdrawn and a new one introduced in its place.


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