Ruwan appears before commission investigating Easter attacks

Former State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena appeared before the Police Unit of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) appointed to probe the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

Wijewardena was summoned to record a statement over the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

The United National Party (UNP) member served as the State Minister of Defence at the time of the attacks that took place on 21 April 2019.

Meanwhile, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former Minister of Law and Order Sagala Ratnayake have been summoned before the PCoI on Friday (21). 

Former President Maithripala Sirisena has also been summoned before the PCoI next week.

Meanwhile, former Director of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekera also appeared before the PCoI today.

SSP Abeysekera who is in remand custody over another case involving the fabrication of evidence was escorted by prison guards to the PCoI.  (Colombo Gazette)


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