Opposition leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa has raised concerns over the safety of intelligence officers after sensitive information had been revealed to the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) making inquiries into the Easter Sunday attacks.
In Parliament today Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella urged Rajapaksa and the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) to be part of the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) making inquiries into the Easter Sunday attacks.
However, Rajapaksa responded saying he had concerns over the safety of intelligence officers as they were being questioned at the PSC on sensitive information.
“This will become like the Millennium City incident. By bringing intelligence officers to the PSC their identity is being revealed and their life will be at risk,” he said.
Rajapaksa said that these kind of inquiries should not be conducted in the open for political gain.
However, Kiriella said that anyone called before the PSC are told that if there is any information which could pose a threat to national security, if revealed, then such information can be withheld and not revealed to the PSC. (Colombo Gazette)