Term of PCoI extended till 30 November


A Special Gazette Notification was issued, extending the term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI), which was appointed to investigate incidents of vandalism, including looting, murders, arson, injuries to individuals, and property damage in various parts of the country between 31 March and 15 May.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa appointed this Presidential Commission via Gazette Extraordinary No. 2283/18, dated 6 June.

The commission was directed to submit a report on the incidents before 31 August.

However, President Ranil Wickremesinghe has extended the term of the commission until 30 November.

The PCoI, headed by Supreme Court Justice Buwaneka Aluwihara, also includes former SDIG S.M. Wickramasinghe and Additional Chief Assessor N.A.S. Wasantha Kumara. Additional Secretary to the President Buwaneka Herath serves as the Secretary to the commission.