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Ministerial Comm studying Easter PCoI, SOC: Final report this week 

  • Fine-tuning being done: Committee Member 

 

The six-member Ministerial Committee appointed to study the reports of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter Sunday terror attacks and the Parliamentary Sectoral Oversight Committee (SOC) on National Security will hand over its final report to President Gotabaya Rajapaksa this week. 

Committee Member and Co-Cabinet Spokesman Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said that the date on which the report will be submitted to the President will be decided by the Committee Chairman Minister Chamal Rajapaksa. 

“The report has been compiled. We were mandated to identify the recommendations that can be implemented and the institutions that should implement them. This has been finalised and we just have to fine-tune it,” he told The Sunday Morning on Friday (2). 

The Ministerial Committee, which has analysed the recommendations contained in the two reports, has categorised the same into three groups: un-implementable due to impracticality, implementable with changes, and directly implementable. 

The Committee was appointed by the President to study the recommendations in the two said reports and to hand over a final report on 15 March. However, the Committee sought an extension of two weeks to hand over its final report, citing the sensitivity and complexity of the content of the reports. The report was to be submitted on 31 March, following the extension. 

Other committee members include Ministers Johnston Fernando, Co-Cabinet Spokesman Udaya Gammanpila, and Ministers Prasanna Ranatunga, and Rohitha Abeygunawardena.