The Sri Lankan government has denied allegations of misuse of the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
The European Union accused the government of using the PTA to suppress Muslims and minorities.
Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena today clarified the allegations with representatives of the European Union.
The minister expressed his regret over the decision taken by the European Union Parliament regarding Sri Lanka on the tenth of this month.
He pointed out that the Anti-Terrorism Law was issued due to the escalation of deadly terrorism.
He said that steps are being taken to amend some provisions of the Prevention of Terrorism Act in line with the commitments made to the United Nations in this regard.
He said allegations that the Anti-Terrorism Act was used to systematically suppress minorities were unfounded.