Prez to table in Parliament report on May 09 violence

By Shamindra Ferdinando

Chief Government Whip Prasanna Ranatunga yesterday (19) told Parliament that the Cabinet ministers had recently requested President Ranil Wickremesinghe to reveal inquiry report on May 09 attacks on Galle Face protesters and subsequent countrywide violence against mainly government politicians.

Minister Ranatunga said so when National Freedom Front (NFF) leader and MP Wimal Weerawansa inquired about the failure on the part of President Ranil Wickremesinghe to table that report in parliament. Weerawansa pointed out that he raised the issue at hand on a previous occasion in parliament.

Ranatunga assured Parliament that President Wickremesinghe would study the report and submit it to Cabinet and Parliament.

The Presidential Inquiry Committee consisted of Admiral of the Fleet (ret.) Wasantha Karannagoda (Chairman), Marshal of the Air Force (ret.) Roshan Goonatilleke and former Army Commander General (ret.) Daya Ratnayake. President Rajapaksa appointed the committee.

The Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Service commanders, the IGP and several officers, at different levels, appeared before the committee at the Office of the Governor of the Western Province, Marshal of Air Force Roshan Goonatilleke. The committee examined the ease with which goons targeted the properties of some ruling party politicians in the aftermath of an attack the supporters of the then Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa carried out on Galle Face protesters on 09 May.

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had to flee the country before the committee could hand over the report.

Addressing parliament, Minister Ranatunga said that the conduct of security forces during May 09 and July 09 violence was questionable. The minister said that the court has been moved against the failure on the part of security forces and police to bring the situation under control.Organized gangs caused massive damages to properties of both Ranatunga and Weerawansa.

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