Cabinet approves draft of National Intelligence Act

Cabinet has approved drafting of a new Bill titled ‘National Intelligence Act’ to regulate and empower all intelligence services.
The Government said that National intelligence services of the country make exceptional efforts to forecast and take necessary measures to prevent the incidents that pose threats to national security, as well as to present recommendations in this regard.
Accordingly, the Cabinet of Ministers approved the proposal tabled by State Minister of Defence Chamal Rajapaksa calling for the drafting of a Bill to regulate and empower all intelligence services