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* PSC decides to hold witness testimony in secret from now on
Wed, Jun 19, 2019, 09:10 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 19, Colombo: The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate into Easter Sunday terrorist attacks in various parts of Sri Lanka and report to parliament has decided hold witnesses inquiries in secrecy.

The PSC, which met this afternoon, has decided from now on not to reveal the identity of witnesses testifying before the committee.

The PSC members met this afternoon at the parliamentary complex to review the testimonies recorded at the committee meetings held so far.

It has been reported that the select committee members were in a quandary since the President Maithripala Sirisena has vowed not to send intelligence officers currently in active service to testify before the PSC if the proceedings are open to media and public.

The committee members were to discuss the issue with the Speaker before yesterday's session in order to clarify and seek advice on how to proceed. Following today's meeting, the Chairman of the PSC, Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri stated that the PSC decided to record testimony without the presence of media.


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