Former President before PCoI for fourth time | Sunday Observer

Former President before PCoI for fourth time

18 October, 2020

Former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday for the fourth time appeared before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks.

He arrived at the Commission yesterday at around 10.00 am to testify on the coordinated bomb blasts. Former President Maithripala Sirisena left the (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks after recording a statement for more than three hours.

According to reports, he has been notified to appear before the Commission for a 5th time on October 22.

Giving evidence before the panel on previous occasions, the former President had stated that his Government was unable to suppress the activities of extremist groups, due to action by foreign embassies and NGOs, who worked in defence of the rights of these organisations.

He also stated that the Heads of States do not bear the full responsibility for the mishaps that take place in a country, and that it is the responsibility of the security forces to suppress it.