PCoI report on political victimization tabled in Parliament

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Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) which investigated the alleged incidents of political victimization has been tabled in Parliament this morning (March 09).

The first three volumes of the Sinhala version of the report were accordingly presented by Leader of the House Minister Dinesh Gunawardena.

Chief Opposition Whip Lakshman Kiriella requested the Leader of the House for recordings of evidence of the PCoI reports on Sunday attacks and political victimization.

In the meantime, the report of the PCoI which probed the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks is scheduled to be taken up for debate tomorrow (March 10).

A three-member Presidential Commission of Inquiry was appointed by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in January 2020, to inquire into alleged political victimizations that have taken place from 2015 to 2019.

The Commission consisted of retired Supreme Court Judge Upali Abeyratne, retired Court of Appeal Judge Daya Chandrasiri Jayatilake, and retired IGP Chandra Fernando.

Its members were entrusted with the task of inquiring into political victimization and associated background which had taken place in the wake of investigations conducted by the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption, FCID, CID, and the Special Investigation Unit of the Police from January 8, 2015, to November 16, 2019.

The Commission also investigated the cases of politically victimized public officers during the relevant period.