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Sri Lanka Government to probe Channel 4 revelations on Easter Sunday attacks

St. Sebastian's Church after Easter Sunday Attacks 2019 in Negombo Sri Lanka

Officials inspect the damaged St. Sebastian’s Church after multiple explosions targeting churches and hotels across Sri Lanka on April 21, 2019. (Photo by Chamila Karunarathne)

The Sri Lanka Government will conduct a probe into the revelations by Channel 4 on the Easter Sunday attacks, Minister Manusha Nanayakkara told Parliament today (September 05).

“The Cabinet has decided to appoint a parliamentary select committee to probe into exposure by Channel 4. International-level investigations will also be conducted if necessary,” the minister said.

Speaking in Parliament this morning, Minister Manusha Nanayakkara further said the matter was discussed during yesterday’s (September 04) weekly Cabinet meeting.

He said international support could also be sought to investigate the claims.

The Minister said all claims must be thoroughly investigated but questioned the timing of the release of the Channel 4 documentary.

Minister Manusha Nanayakkara said it has been a practice by various entities to release documentaries and footage when the United Nations or United Nations Human Rights Council is in session or a few days before such sessions.

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  1. This is a good move from the part of SL government. I suggest to include Cardinal Ranjit Malcolm also in the probing committee. Then, interrogate those who avoided church serves on that particular day including Christian clergy & politicians. Then, JVP politician Ibrahim who allowed his sons get involved in this heinous crime!