President disputes PSC probe

8 June 2019 02:31 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


President Maithripala Sirisena summoned an emergency Cabinet meeting on Friday evening (7) and registered his protest over the activities of the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday terrorist attack. He had asked that the PSC activities be terminated accordingly.

The meeting took place a day after IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando testified before the PSC making some allegations about the dereliction of duty on the part of the President in this regard.

The President raised concerns about the summoning of intelligence officers and the criminal investigation officers by the PSC.

He told the Cabinet that the PSC proceedings would affect court proceedings regarding five cases in connection with the terrorist attack.
He had vowed not to send any of his officers to testify before the PSC.(Kelum Bandara)

  Comments - 7

  • VJ Saturday, 08 June 2019 02:45 PM

    Intelligence officers can decline to answer questions only if it could impact the security of the nation. But we need to find out about the incompetence of the government which could be a bigger threat to the nation.

    N V Jen Saturday, 08 June 2019 02:46 PM

    You are an insult to people's intelligence MS. For you what matters most is your family

    Angoda Bakka Saturday, 08 June 2019 08:53 PM

    Now you are blaming the PSC, for exposing your negligence to take prompt action to thwart the terror attack. You are sickening.

    Amadeus Saturday, 08 June 2019 09:03 PM

    He cannot digest the bitter truth coming out. What a shame politics in Sri Lanka is full of rhetorical lies and hunger to remain in power by deceiving the public who are themselves short sighted. Why not bring an impeachment?

    Premasiri Ranasinha Saturday, 08 June 2019 09:24 PM

    You MS who is responsible for this fatal situation go home by respect before you are chased

    raj Saturday, 08 June 2019 09:27 PM

    sri lanka is famous for commissions without any transparent use

    Gota D Saturday, 08 June 2019 09:51 PM

    Mr President dont you agree that Parliament is supreme and it is the parliament that exercises the soverign rights of the people? So in your interest and that of all Sri Lankans let the parliament play its role and you play yours in terms of the Constitution. Or is it that you still dont know your role?

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