President promises to bring those responsible to book
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has stressed the importance of finding out those responsible for the collapse of the security apparatus that led to the Easter Sunday attacks in April.
The President viewed that the motives behind the attacks should be identified and those responsible brought to book, adding that His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith holding the same viewpoint.
President Rajapaksa made these remarks when he met members of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry investigating into the Easter Sunday attacks, at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday.
Commission Chairman and Court of Appeal judge Janaka De Silva briefed the President about the composition of the Commission and the progress of the investigations conducted sofar regarding the Easter Sunday tragedy.
“The Security Council met regularly when I was the Secretary of Defence and we discussed the security situation in the country with the intelligence officials,” the President said.
He added that prompt action was taken, when we received information that was detrimental to national security.
“We were able to deport 160 preachers who were propagating extremism in the country based on this information,” he said.
The Commission Chairman also said that the authorities have failed to seriously take into account the information related to an imminent attack.
President Rajapaksa said that the previous government’s lenient policy towards national security led to the collapse of the intelligence apparatus. “This situation has resulted in the continuation of the propagation of Islamic extremism unabated,” he said.
The President while agreeing to provide necessary facilities to the Commission also stressed the importance of having recommendations to prevent a recurrence of that type of barbaric attacks.
The Commission also comprises Judge of the Court of Appeal Justice Nissanka Bandula Karunaratne, Retired Court of Appeal Judge Justice Nihal Sunil Rajapaksa, Retired High Court Judge Bandula Kumara Attapattu and former Justice Ministry Secretary W.M.A.Adhikari.
(Source: Daily News – By Nuwan Kodikara)
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Kudos Prez Gota! However, just watch the exit ports as every indication points to that the rot here runs deep and the guilty parties are about to flee the country knowing that their hoodwinking game (that they survived with, in the previous Yahaplanaya circus) is now up. Given that we have at least one western country that does not appear to care what crimes these people may have committed before giving them political asylum, more the reason to be vigilant! Sri Lanka Navy, time you geared up to the task too….knowing how easily hardcore criminals have escaped Sri Lankan justice in the past!
First bring senile Ranil and p*baya Sirisena. Then skin them live and hang them.
This is a sad episode but a telling lesson to those who banded themselves to form a what is called a
‘ yahapalaaya ‘ to run. or rather to ruin the country at their whim and fancies. They didn’t have a clear majority to run the country on a good footing. . They had to seek and worship at the feet of those who supported them. especially from among the minority who had a field day in collecting a good harvest for themselves and for their followers. . The two heads were merely bent riding on a merry-go-round right through their terms of office.Finally they got hold of their own two disciples to pay for their sins.
‘Yahapalanaya’ is a mirage but nothing. It the sheepskin used to fool the gullible Sri lankan voters by the all sort of political opponents of MR, those who stood for diametrically opposing political agendas. Those groups had the backing (perhaps money too) of the USA and India since MR was friend of China. Yahapalanya group had only one agenda, that is to push MR from power whatever the cost and consequences to the country.