President extends AG’s term for key role in Easter Sunday attack investigations



President Ranil Wickremesinghe said that the decision to extend the service of Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam is because he plays a key role as a representative of the committee to coordinate the future activities with the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka on the investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks.

The President said so when a group of MPs met him last Thursday and inquired about it. Parliamentarians Wajira Abeywardena, Premanath C. Dolawatta and others had asked the President about this and the allegation made by the Opposition.

The President told them that the report of the Presidential Commission appointed after the Easter Sunday attacks was presented to the President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka, Bishop of Kurunegala Harold Anthony Perera and appointed President’s Secretary Saman Ekanayake, Chief of Staff Sagala Ratnayaka and Attorney General Sanjay Rajaratnam to discuss it.

The Attorney General is a member of this Committee. The President said that he had decided to extend his service until the end of the discussions as he is continuously holding discussions with the members of the Bishops’ Conference.

The President said that if a new Attorney General is appointed, he will need more time to study these matters and added that he had decided to extend the service period of the Attorney General. The President said that if anybody has an issue regarding that, he could inquire about it from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

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