PSC: Serving officers to testify on sensitive issues in camera
Posted on June 19th, 2019

By Saman Indrajith



The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday carnage, yesterday, decided not to permit the media to cover its sessions when serving military officers testified on sensitive issues concerning national security, Chairman of the Parliamentary select committee probing the Easter Sunday carnage and Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarsiri said yesterday.

 Kumarasiri said the PSC, which met yesterday, had made that decision after reviewing the progress of its past sittings.

Besides, the PSC would hereafter not make public the names and ranks of some servicemen to be summoned before it and when they would testify, the Chairman said.Those sessions would be held in camera, he told a media briefing at his office in the parliamentary complex.

The PSC is scheduled to meet at 2 pm today in the parliamentary complex and four persons from Thowheed Jamaath, including Abdul Razik are scheduled to testify.

The PSC consists of Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri, Chairman (UNP/Moneragala District), Sarath Fonseka (Democratic Party/UNP National List), Ravi Karunanayake (UNP/Colombo District), Dr. Rajitha Senaratne (UNP/Kalutara District), Dr. Jayampathy Wickremaratne (LSSP/UNP National List), Prof. Ashu Marasinghe (UNP National List), Rauff Hakeem (SLMC/UNP Kandy District), M.A. Sumanthiran (TNA/Jaffna District) and Dr. Nalinda Jayatissa (JVP/Kalutara District).

One Response to “PSC: Serving officers to testify on sensitive issues in camera”

  1. Gunasinghe Says:

    Politicians are so dumb to bring intelligent officers in front of camera and show them to terrorist. This should be secretive affair. Group in the comitee looks dummies.

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