Special Investigation Committee (SIC) members coming before Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) in the balance
Posted on August 7th, 2019

Methmalie Dissanayake Courtesy Ceylon Today

The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) investigating the Easter Sunday terror attacks has reportedly decided to summon members of the Special Investigation Committee (SIC) appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena to testify on 20 August.

The SIC comprises Supreme Court Judge, Justice Vijith K. Malalgoda, former IGP N.K. Ilangakoon and former Law and Order Ministry Secretary Padmasiri Jayamanne.

According to PSC sources, SIC members had been informed to come before the PSC tomorrow (08). However, the date had to be changed due to pre-scheduled businesses of some PSC members.

Both Ilangakoon and Jayamanne testified before the PSC on 25 July. When questioned about  matters relating to the SIC, they said they could not divulge information about the SIC.

Meanwhile, a PSC member said the PSC was not sure whether Justice Malalgoda would accept the summons. However, as SIC Chair, he could nominate other members to testify. Even if one member from the SIC comes, we are ready to question him, he added.

He also said the PSC would decide whether to request President Sirisena to come before the PSC after that.

The President appointed the SIC on 21 April. It commenced work on 22 April.

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