The three member committee appointed by Sirisena to probe into Easter bombings and indentify parties responsibe for the security lapses that led to the attacks, has finally been handed over to Sirisena after a delay of over a month.
When Sirisena appointed the committee on April 22 consisting of Supreme Court Justice Vijith Malalgoda, retired IGP N K Illangakoon and former Ministry Secretary Padmasiri Jayamanne, the report was due to be handed in within two weeks. Sirisena assured the contents would be made public but so far, no mention has been made of when the report will be open to access by the public.
Sirisena and his petty actions have however dealt serious blows to the credibility of the report contents. It was just last week that suspended IGP Pujith Jayasundara testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee said Sirisena promised him an Ambassadorship and a ‘cleared’ name through the probe, if Pujith was willing to absorb blame for the attacks and resign.