EU, SL hold informal counter-terrorism dialogue

EU, SL hold informal counter-terrorism dialogue

Published
Hot News
1 min read
COLOMBO, April 27, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Workers clear away debris and shattered glass amid tight security outside St. Anthony
Colombo, July 16 (IANS) The European Union (EU) and Sri Lanka held an informal counter-terrorism dialogue where the former presented a support package for the latter focusing on law enforcement, rehabilitation and disengagement, counter-narratives and online radicalisation, the media reported.
In a statement, the Delegation of the EU to Sri Lanka here said the dialogue was chaired by the blco's Counter-terrorism Coordinator Gilles de Kerchove and Sri Lankan's Acting Foreign Affairs Secretary Ahmed A. Jawad on Monday, the Daily Mirror reported.
Common challenges relating to violent extremism and terrorism were discussed in the meeting.
The EU underlined the importance of efficient coordination of counter-terrorism efforts, the essence of focusing on the prevention of violent extremism and the importance of counter-terrorism responses to be fully in line with human rights obligations.
It presented a support package for Sri Lanka under the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace to be implemented with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the UN Development Programme.
The package worth 8.5 million euros will notably focus on law enforcement, rehabilitation and disengagement, counter-narratives, and online radicalisation.
Tension had gripped the island nation after the April 21 Easter Sunday suicide bombings rocked Sri Lanka, killing over 250 people.
It was the bloodiest day in Sri Lanka since the end of the Civil War in 2009.
--IANS
ksk

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(This story was auto-published from a syndicated feed. No part of the story has been edited by The Quint.)

(The Quint is available on Telegram. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram)

We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated.

Liked this story? We'll send you more. Subscribe to The Quint's newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. Click to get started.

The Quint is available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, click to join.

Stay Updated

Subscribe To Our Daily Newsletter And Get News Delivered Straight To Your Inbox.

Join over 120,000 subscribers!