PM Wickremesinghe says he will appear before PSC probing terror attacks

12 July 2019 - 98   - 0

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, in a special statement, has said that he would appear and provide all available information to the  Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the terrorist attacks.

He made these remarks following the defeat of the no-confidence motion which was put forward by the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna against the government yesterday (Jul 11).

The Prime Minister said in the statement that the government will uncover the truth behind the Easter Sunday attacks and that the PSC has been set-up to probe the lapses in communicating intelligence warnings which were received prior to the tragedy.

Mr. Wickremesinghe, also noted that the government hopes to adopt new laws to curb global terrorism while looking forward to working with international intelligence agencies as well.

The Prime Minister disputed claims that the country's activities had been stalled since the terrorist bombings. He argued that several projects concerning housing, economy, and employment had continued despite the setbacks of the April 21 attacks in the country.

He further noted that steps have been taken to revive the tourist industry which had faced adverse impacts owing to the terror attacks.

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