SLPP questions eligibility of PSC members, except for SF

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The Sri Lanka Podujana Peramanua (SLPP) yesterday questioned the eligibility of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) representatives appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks, except for Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka, to inquire into internal affairs of the intelligence service.

Addressing a news briefing at the SLPP head office, MP Shehan Semasinghe said it was a surprise that not all members had attended the first hearing of the PSC which is looking into a serious issue.

“First of all, the chairman of the PSC and several other MPs were not present at the hearing. We are not sure whether this was appointed to look into the attacks or to clear Minister Rishad Bathiudeen of any charges. It is clear the attack was a result of not heeding to intelligence reports. Therefore, we have to rethink whether the PSC members, except for Sarath Fonseka, were eligible to question the intelligence service. We have to think whether this is an attempt to steer the country towards a tragedy similar to the Millennium City tragedy. Questioning of intelligence services should be done in a careful manner. People are not trying to figure out who is more powerful through this PSC," he said.

He said it seemed that both the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) and Minister Rajitha Senaratne bear one opinion on matters. “This is suspicious," he said.

The MP accused the government of not giving prominence to national security after citing reports that the National Security Council had not met since February this year. (Lahiru Pothmulla)

 

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  • Simon Gunathileka Friday, 31 May 2019 06:05 AM

    Ask from the president,don't play political games,don't ruin the nation enough we are sick of your dam politics.

    Sarath Friday, 31 May 2019 06:20 AM

    Most of your JO fellows signed the resolution to appoint PSC. Now don't talk rubbish. Looks like you are scared because it might reveal who funded NTJ

    SL Friday, 31 May 2019 06:54 AM

    Stupid PSC members shall Learn from other countries or at least read a book on intelligent service operations , RW is ,a traitor, so stupid to expose intelligent secrets arbitrarily for the 3rd time.Hope SF will use his experience and put the country first rather than R.Badiyudeen!

    malij Friday, 31 May 2019 06:58 AM

    The people have to question the eligibility of entire set of present politicians in our present parliament. People of this country have not forgotten that it was Wimal Weerawansa who headed the Parliamentary Committee appointed to look into the impeachment of former CJ Shiranee Bandaranaike.

    Sisil Sudesh Friday, 31 May 2019 07:25 AM

    Crying for spilt milk! JO did not appoint members to the SPC. Now they are crying foul. Don't try to fool us!

    Kamal Perera Friday, 31 May 2019 07:52 AM

    Good, we too think some members are not suitable, but why you all didn't participate to this, specially Mahinda Rajapakse, he could question with his past experiences as a successful Defense Minister ever. And the argument about reveling information can be a threat to the security of the country, it is simple that no such important methods were there, otherwise this juncture never happen, right ?

    Missaka Friday, 31 May 2019 08:01 AM

    Exactly, except SF, others have no qualification at all to conduct this Inquiry. Stunned to see how they questioned that Intelligence officer in moronic manner! Cannot understand the motive of exposing sensitive Intelligence details openly!

    Dulan de Silva Friday, 31 May 2019 08:06 AM

    Keep your views to yourself or go and tell the fools who vote for people like u.

    Kumara Dharmarathne Friday, 31 May 2019 08:45 AM

    Mr. Shehan Semasingha, You are saying SF is eligible to sit in the PSC, but your leader, Mr. Mahinda Rajapaksa is totally against of Mr. Sarath Fonseka being appointed to the position of Minister of Police ,Law and Order. People of this country know that you guys are playing a double game, "Shame on you."

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 31 May 2019 08:50 AM

    What ever said, this MP has given due respect to the Field Marshal as being the only suitable person to sit in the PSC, so campaign to give the L

    Dhammika Guneratne Friday, 31 May 2019 05:18 PM

    Why dont you get MARA and SIRA together to play the MARUSIRA game like Oct 2018 .


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