Term of commission on Easter attacks extended

The term of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks has been extended until January 31, 2021.

The PCoI on the Easter attacks was appointed in September 2019 by former President Maithripala Sirisena, weeks ahead of the Presidential Election.

Following the Easter Sunday attacks in 2019 the President had appointed a three-member committee to investigate the incident and the committee handed over its report to the President in June.

A Parliament Select Committee was also appointed to record statements related to the attacks and the committee will submit its report next month.

Several politicians and other individuals, including former President Maithripala Sirisena and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have appeared before the PCoI probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks. (Colombo Gazette)

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