The Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella has today said that the government has decided to postpone Bills pertaining to the amendments to Penal code and code of Criminal Proceedings to ban hate speech, placed on the Order Paper.
“The final decision on the matter would be made later” Kiriella told Parliament.
The Bills seek to introduce a new provision (Section 291C) to the Penal Code, No. 11 of 1887 and to amend the Criminal Procedure Code Act, No. 15 of 1979.