Easter Attack:Diyawanna Talk Shop

Easter Attack:Diyawanna Talk Shop


Parliament will debate the Easter Sunday massacres on April 24, 25 and 26 with the complaint made by onetime President Maithripala Sirisena to the Criminal Investigation Department.


There have been more than ten Parliamentary debates on the Easter Sunday massacres and many including the catholic church have claimed that there has been little or no result of these debates .

There has also been a Parliamentary select committee to look in to the Sunday massacres.
The select committee noted that intelligence information known to a few was not shared
with relevant parties and that further investigations will be needed to understand whether those with vested interests did not act on intelligence so as to create chaos and instil fear and uncertainty in the country in the lead up to the Presidential Election to be held later in the year.
Parliament needs to ask itself if these investigations have Benn carried out or not and if not why and if yes what are findings before getting in to talk shop mode once again.

The Parliamentary select committee also observed President Sirisena failed in numerous occasions to give leadership and also actively undermined government and systems including having adhoc NSC meetings and leaving out key individuals from meetings.
What action has been taken regarding the failure of the former President?

NPP – SJB and the Church 
The JVP-led NPP has assured Cardinal Malcom Ranjith that criminal proceedings will be enacted if they would gain power.

Addressing a press conference held at the JVP headquarters in Pelawatte, NPP National Executive Committee Member Attorney-at-Law Sunil Watagala said that to expect criminal proceedings against under any other government except from NPP was not realistic as all other parties, included those with criminal liability on their part over the attacks.

Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Dr Kavinda Jayawardena said that, if the National People’s Power (NPP) intends to take political mileage by making false promises to the people, by declaring to expose the real masterminds behind the Easter Sunday terrorist attack, such attempts will be condemned.

However, he said that they will be more than happy if the NPP is doing it with bona fide intentions.

He said that a special Commission of Inquiry will be appointed to do justice to the Easter Sunday victims under an SJB government, and it will be done according to Constitutional provisions and its decrees.
The Catholic Church has not accepted proposals of the National Peoples Power (NPP) or the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) over the probes into the Easter Sunday attacks, Member of the Communications Committee of the Archdiocese of Colombo, Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando said


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