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Probe on 32 suspects completed; 246 underway: Minister

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Police had completed investigations into 32 suspects who were directly or indirectly involved in the Easter Sunday suicide attacks and eight files have been submitted to the Attorney General in order to file cases against them, Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara said today.

He told Parliament that the AG would file cases against the suspects on charges of murder, vandalism and causing injuries after receiving the report of the Presidential Commission of Investigation on Easter Sunday Attacks.

“Police have completed the investigations and submitted the files to the AG to file cases against the suspects. The AG is waiting for the PCoI report as the evidence in the report can also be used when filing cases. The PCoI report will be issued on January 31 this year and cases will be filed soon after the report was issued," he said in response to a question raised by SLPP MP Nalin Fernando.

He said investigations are underway on another 246 suspects who are detaining or in remand prison in connection with offences of supplying weapons, training and instigating racism through Madrasas.(Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 8

  • Chux Wednesday, 06 January 2021 08:10 PM

    How about killing of monks ???

    Handicapped Wednesday, 06 January 2021 11:15 PM

    How about killing of innocent men, women and children as well as rapes during 1958, 1977, 1983 , 2009 and more ?

    Saranga DS Thursday, 07 January 2021 12:57 AM

    Life imprisonment for those convicted; nothing less!

    Ram Thursday, 07 January 2021 02:07 AM

    Are you going to prosecute the top politicians for dereliction of responsibility or let them out scot free?

    Lumbini Thursday, 07 January 2021 05:37 AM

    So, another 214 to go. That means investigations will take another 4 to 5 years. God work. Keep it up.

    Ralaharamy Thursday, 07 January 2021 06:23 AM

    Every one of them should be given death sentence and hanged in public to deter other weak minded criminals. There is no room for leniency for these mass murderers. Apply the Sharia Law and make them taste the punishment of Islam. Nobody will blame the law.

    Buddhist Thursday, 07 January 2021 06:50 PM

    What about missing persons during and after the war?

    MN Thursday, 07 January 2021 07:22 PM

    Those murderers are totally brain washed to believe, God will be pleased with them, if they kill non believers of their religion, they were comparatively educated, had easy life, and good families, but they turned to be such heinous brutes due to unfit teaching to pluralistic society,what kind of actions,should have to take to save people from future danger,is it not forbid this teaching,which is evil, cruel, tribal and anti-social

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