Probing attacks – Best done by Police, Army not Parliament: Harshana

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UNP MP Harshana Rajakaruna said yesterday the investigations into the Easter Sunday bomb explosions should be handed over to the police and the army saying it was a joke to probe the incident through a Parliament Select Committee (PSC).

He told parliament the Police and the Army had expert knowledge to probe such incidents and that neither the government nor the opposition were able to do so.

“Parliament has a responsibility over the incident and no-confidence motions can be submitted. But this incident should be probed by the police and the army. We do not have knowledge for such work,” the MP said.

He proposed that if someone was charged, it was better to hand over the investigations to the police and the army without passing the buck.

“If someone was suspected of having links to extremists and terrorism, let us hand him or her over to police and the army without pointing fingers. The government and the opposition have no knowledge to identify a terrorist,” the MP said.