Media Minister Dullas Alahapperuma told reporters today that the matter was discussed at the Cabinet meeting yesterday.
Alahapperuma said the Justice Minister is looking to appoint a committee headed by a retired high court judge to investigate the incident.
Justice Minister Ali Sabry also informed Parliament today of his intention to appoint a committee to investigate the incident.
The Justice Minister, however, asserted that the incident was not racially motivated.
He said that appropriate action will be taken once the retired high court judge completes investigations and submits a report.
Ratwatte resigned from his post last week after it was alleged that he had threatened to kill two inmates at the Anuradhapura prison.
He handed over his letter of resignation from the post of Prison Management and Prisoners Rehabilitation to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
Ratwatte had allegedly gone to the Anuradhapura prison on Sunday 12th September and forced two prisoners to kneel and threatened to kill them. (Colombo Gazette)