HRCSL to probe 9 May arson attacks


The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lanka (HRCSL) has decided to probe the spate of complaints lodged with it by a group of MPs in regard to damage to their properties and possessions during the series of arson attacks on and after 9 May.

A top officer attached to the HRCSL said the MPs who have submitted complaints in this regard will be summoned before the Commission commencing today (19).

He added that already over 100 complaints had been received by the HRCSL in regard to damage to property during the escalation of violence that took place on and after 9 May.

According to the HRCSL, a Committee headed by a special officer has been appointed to investigate the complaints of these MPs. 

By Amith Gamage