Appoint a Parliamentary committee before PCoI: GL

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It was much fitting to appoint a parliamentary committee to look into the affairs of the recent unrests before a Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) to be appointed over the investigations, the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) Head Prof. G.L. Peiris said today.

Addressing a news conference, he said PCoI would not come out with a comprehensive inquiry as it is not comprised of all political parties in Parliament representing all the communities.

“We have no objection in appointing a PCoI. But what is urgent now is to have an effective investigation into the incidents. Moreover, it was essential to see as to who will be appointed as the members of the PCoI and how long it takes to publish its final report. By appointing a Parliamentary committee, the final outcome would be more reliable than a PCoI,” Prof. G.L. Peiris said.

Therefore, they urge the government to appoint a Parliamentary committee and solve the crisis without putting the people into further trouble. (Sheain Fernandopulle) 


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  Comments - 9

  • voter Monday, 12 March 2018 07:12 PM

    He's talking as if reports on corruptions during MR's period was comprehensive. He's become senile.

    karthik Monday, 12 March 2018 07:30 PM

    Good call professor sir. Were you able to get MR to do thiswhen there were violence against Muslims when you all were in power.

    GH Monday, 12 March 2018 10:10 PM

    It was not necessary at that time because MR had never let the violence spread other cities.

    Park Monday, 12 March 2018 09:04 PM

    Ah ah ah, this guy has got scared, what is needed is a full powered Presidential Commission not a weak Parliamentary Commission.

    Buddhist Monday, 12 March 2018 09:05 PM

    Lets see if the President again bends and does not appoint a Presidential Commission with full powers!

    voter Monday, 12 March 2018 10:18 PM

    How many have passed o/l?.

    raja Monday, 12 March 2018 10:44 PM

    Yes, committee to inquire and investigate on war crimes committed by Sri Lankan forces under the order of former government in which you were member. There were news about shelling on hospitals and other civilians positions by Sri Lankan forces during the war

    Sincere Monday, 12 March 2018 10:50 PM

    Just like you did after Aluthgama events during your regime?

    Yeti Tuesday, 13 March 2018 08:25 AM

    What's with this fellow, goes on and on like a parrot?

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