Sri Lankan Naval Ship 'Gemunu' berthed in Ragama
Port has been declared as a detention centre for those arrested under the
Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) according to Sri Lankan Media reports.
suspects can be detained onboard NavalShip for 3 months
The declaration was made via a gazette notification
issued by President Maithripala Sirisena on May 24. Accordingly, suspects who
have been arrested under Section 9 (1) of the PTA could be detained onboard the
According to Section 9 (1) of the PTA, these
suspects may be detained up to a period of three months. This detention
period may be extended without exceeding three months at a time.
Missing persons after detention has been a major
issue in the island nation soon after the end of Civil war in 2009.