People have a right to know what happened on April 21 and where the system was not in line

– Minister Lakshman Kiriella



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Kiriella


Leader of the House, Minister Lakshman Kiriella, said a Select Committee has been appointed to look into the Easter Sunday terror attacks on a proposal made by him.


"I emphasize that everybody has a right to know about that unfortunate happening. Accordingly, the Speaker took a decision to live telecast the Committee. However, a person disrupted the revelation of truth to people by pulling out the plug of the system during the live telecast that day", he told a ceremony to grant Samurdhi to beneficiaries in Kandy district last week.


"This was a violation of Parliamentary privileges. Nobody has a right to disrupt a decision taken by Parliament as per provisions of the Constitution. What are they trying to conceal? People in the country have a right to know what really happened on April 21 and where the system was not in line", he noted.


However, all areas where there were attacks such as Beruwala, Digana, Eastern areas, Kochchikade, Negombo, Kurunegala etc. are areas considered as strongholds of the UNP, he said.


"Therefore, there is something behind these attacks. We have to reflect on who is trying to gain advantages by attacking UNP strongholds", Minister Kiriella added.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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