Committee to probe Easter Sunday attacks

Committee to probe Easter Sunday attacks

April 21, 2019   09:36 pm

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he will appoint a committee headed by a Supreme Court judge to conduct an inquiry into the explosions and their background.

“President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that he will announce within the next 24 hours regarding the appointment of a Special Investigation Committee headed by a Judge of the Supreme Court to investigate causes and background for the grave national catastrophe that occurred today (21) claiming many lives.” 

Udaya R Seneviratne, Secretary to the President, stated that the Committee will study other reasons that pave the way for these incidents as well and it will submit its report within two weeks to the President.

The President took this step with regard to the eight tragic explosions that took place around the country since this morning (21) which led to the death of 207 persons.

Over 450 persons were injured in the explosions which shook the country.

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