Ex-President in talks with legal team – Amaraweera
By Thameenah Razeek
Former President Maithripala Sirisena is currently holding discussions with his lawyers in line with the recommendations made by the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter Sunday attacks in 2019, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.
While addressing the Media yesterday (24) at the Environment Ministry, he noted that the recommendations have been made by the commission and Sirisena will take precautions accordingly.
However, Amaraweera said he is dissatisfied with the outcome of the PCoI, adding that apart from recommending the perpetrators should be punished, the PCoI had to reveal the mastermind of the bombings and the connection with the bombers.
“We expected the PCoI to reveal the mastermind of the attacks and how they were funded with the help of some big shots. We thought those facts will be revealed but the final output of the commission was to charge the former administration,” he noted.
Speaking further he said that recently it was revealed that 15 women were trained and some are still alive, which could jeopardise national security. “More than recommending punishing the perpetrators, we expected much bigger revelations from the report,” he concluded.