Easter report is public when tabled in Parliament

2021-02-23 at 16:54

The government says the final report by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that probed the Easter Sunday attacks becomes a public document once tabled in Parliament.

Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella speaking at the weekly Cabinet media briefing said the Executive has handed over the report to the Legislature, adding that thereafter the report will be deliberated among the Cabinet of Ministers.

The Minister said the report will be translated to Sinhala and Tamil, with time mostly spent on translations.

Minister Rambukwella assured the report will then be tabled in Parliament.

He revealed the committee of six-Ministers were appointed to conduct an assessment over the situation which is expected to take more than one and a half months.

Minister Rambukwella noted if a debate is requested over the report, the matter will be discussed at the party leaders meeting.

Meanwhile, Minister Rambukwella said a meeting with Parliamentarians Rauff Hakeem and Rishad Bathiudeen and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will be scheduled with the consent of both governments.

Responding to journalists today at the weekly Cabinet media briefing, the Minister said as ensuring Imran Khan’s safety was the responsibility of the government, he assured that personal meetings will not be allowed.