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* Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter Sunday attacks to meet today
Tue, Jun 11, 2019, 11:06 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 11, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate the terrorist attacks on 21st April will meet again in Parliament complex today (11th) at 2.00 pm. Acting Chairman Dr. Jayampathi Wickramaratne will preside over today's session.

Former Western Province Governor Azath Salley has been summoned to give evidence before the PSC today.

Representatives from the Kattankudy Mosques Federation, as well as representatives of the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU), have also been summoned to give evidence before the PSC.

IGP Pujith Jayasundera and former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando testified before the PSC on Thursday (06). Former director of Terrorist Investigation Division DIG Nalaka de Silva, Defense Secretary, retired General Shantha Kottegoda and National Intelligence Chief, Retired Senior DIG Sisira Mendis gave evidence before the Select Committee earlier.

The Committee is meeting for the first time since President Maithripala Sirisena voiced his strong opposition to the PSC and reportedly threatened to boycott cabinet meetings until the PSC is suspended.

 

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