SPE­CIAL SE­LECT COM­MIT­TEE TO EN­TER­TAIN WRIT­TEN SUB­MIS­SIONS

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FRONT PAGE - BY YO­HAN PER­ERA

The spe­cial se­lect com­mit­tee ap­pointed to look into the Easter Sun­day at­tacks has de­cided to en­ter­tain writ­ten sub­mis­sions filed by the gen­eral pub­lic.

ONLY WRIT­TEN SUB­MIS­SIONS WITH THE SENDER’S NAMES WILL BE EN­TER­TAINED

We will sum­mon as many peo­ple and we can and do an ex­ten­sive study on the Easter Sun­day bomb­ings

A mem­ber of the com­mit­tee who did not want to be named said only writ­ten sub­mis­sions with the sender’s names will be en­ter­tained. A news­pa­per ad­ver­tise­ment is to be pub­lished call­ing for sub­mis­sions shortly.

Mean­while, the com­mit­tee is to sum­mon cur­rent De­fence Sec­re­tary re­tired Gen­eral Shantha Kot­te­goda on May 29, 2019.

He also said, the for­mer De­fence Sec­re­tary He­masiri Fer­nando, for­mer IGP and many oth­ers in­clud­ing politi­cians will be sum­moned be­fore the com­mit­tee. “We will sum­mon as many peo­ple and we can and do an ex­ten­sive study on the Easter Sun­day bomb­ings,” he said.

The se­lect com­mit­tee will look into whether the law en­force­ment au­thor­i­ties had re­ceived in­tel­li­gence re­ports re­lat­ing to Easter Sun­day at­tacks, whether rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties took ad­e­quate steps to mit­i­gate the at­tacks and whether there were any de­fi­cien­cies in the state ma­chin­ery that led to the in­abil­ity to mit­i­gate or pre­vent the at­tacks.

It will also look into whether any other fac­tors con­trib­uted to the at­tacks, what ac­tion should be taken to pre­vent such at­tacks in the fu­ture.

As per the amend­ment that was made later, the se­lect com­mit­tee will also have the man­date to de­ter­mine whether any Min­is­ter or an MP or any Pro­vin­cial Gov­er­nor had as­so­ci­ated with the ter­ror group which car­ried out the at­tack.

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