Sept 26, Colombo: Sri Lanka's parliament today approved Extradition agreements with Russia, Ukraine, China, and Vietnam.
Speaking during the debate on the Extradition law, State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene said the Extradition Act will be useful to create a peaceful country and a peaceful world.
He said it is his opinion the Act will enable the countries involved to take legal steps against their citizens, who are wanted for various crimes hiding in countries covered by the agreement.
Speaking during the debate Minister of Justice Thalatha Atukorala said Sri Lanka expects to work together with the countries that agreed to implement the extradition agreements.
She said it has become a habit for the criminals to commit a crime in one country and hide in another and this is where the Extradition laws become important.