PTA detainees to be moved to Welisara Navy camp
President Maithripala Sirisena has declared the Welisara Naval Camp named as a detention centre for the suspects who were arrested under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).
Issuing a special gazette published yesterday (27), the President has ordered that the suspects who were arrested under Section 9(1) of the PTA could be moved to SLNS ‘Gemunu’ as the Welisara Naval Camp is known as in Naval parlance.
According to the Section 9(1) of the PTA (No. 48 of 1979) the suspects may be detained up to a period of three months.