PCoI on April Attacks did not focus on Sarah; SLFP Ex-Co slams report

PCoI on April Attacks did not focus on Sarah; SLFP Ex-Co slams report

PCoI on April Attacks did not focus on Sarah; SLFP Ex-Co slams report

Written by Zulfick Farzan

26 Feb, 2021 | 11:28 am

Colombo (News 1st); The Executive Council of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party pointed out the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the 2019 April 21st Attacks had not directed its attention towards suicide bomber Achchi Mohammdu Mohammadu Hasthun’s wife Pulasthini Rajendran alias Sarah, who had fled to India.

The Executive Council of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party issuing a statement noted the PCoI had also disregarded several other matters that could have been uncovered.

It added the Presidential Commission of Inquiry had not focused on the conspiracy to assassinate Maithripala Sirisena and Gotabaya Rajapaksa as exposed by a person identified as Namal Kumara ahead of the 2019 April 21st Attacks, as well as the arrest of a foreign national relating to the matter and his release on powerful intervention.

The Executive Council of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party further emphasized, that a President not discharging the powers vested on him by the constitution, is not a reason to file a criminal case against him.

The Executive Council of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party rejecting the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the 2019 April 21st Attacks noted according to the report it also evident that the SLFP Chairperson and Former President Maithripala Sirisena had in fact performed his duties.

The statement notes, therefore, there is no legal or factual ground to file a criminal case against him.

The Executive Council of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party added the Presidential Commission of Inquiry had acted beyond its given mandate.

The statement noted, the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry had also directed to inquire on present & past government officers, connected to the events directly or indirectly.

The Executive Council of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party pointed out the Presidential Commission of Inquiry was not vested with any power to investigate the conduct of the Head of State, Ministers as well as political leaders.

It added the PCoI was not vested with any power to investigate the discharging of duties or the failure to do so, by the Head of State, Ministers as well as political leaders.

The statement by the Executive Council of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party further noted information with regard to importing weapons by sea was not taken into account by the PCoI.

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