Govt cannot take responsibility for issues related to report – Keheliya

By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Mar 3 2021
News Govt cannot take  responsibility for issues related to report  – Keheliya

By Thameenah Razeek

The Government cannot take responsibility for issues pertaining to the final report compiled by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into Easter Sunday terror attacks in 2019, Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella said yesterday (2).

Pointing out that there will be a Parliamentary debate on the report, Rambukwella said, contents and the recommendations could be discussed in Parliament. He said the Government will take the responsibility of making the report public. 

However, he said, the PCoI, the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the CID were conducting separate investigations and the final report into the terror attacks will be sent to the Attorney General. 

“New information can be directed to the TID and the CID, although some factions have decided to declare 7 March as Black Sunday,” he stated.  Rambukwella said, anyone could show his or her acceptance and objections on the report. He stressed only the judiciary could give a final verdict. 

“The current administration is conducting a probe to punish perpetrators of the terror attack,” he stated. 


By Thameenah Razeek | Published: 2:00 AM Mar 3 2021

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