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Cabinet to receive Easter Commission report for further discussions: Amaraweera

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has decided to provide copies of the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to look into the Easter Sunday attacks to the Cabinet for further discussions, Environment Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said.

He was responding to a question by a journalist at a press conference at the Ministry premises on Thursday.

“The report of the commission is a large one, with many pages. The President has decided to provide copies of the report to the Cabinet and discuss at length the future course of action in this regard,” he said.

He added that Colombo Archbishop Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith, representing all the Catholics who either died or became disabled during the attacks, has the right, duty, and responsibility to express his views on the progress of the investigations. The minister said that the government has a responsibility to prevent the disclosure of confidential information and protect the intelligence officers. He also stressed that the situation that arose due to the disclosure of intelligence officers during the period of the last government should be taken into consideration.

“We condemn the Easter Sunday attacks. The commission appointed in this regard has made the necessary recommendations. We as a government will not protect criminals; we hope that these matters will be resolved in court. The government has no intention of hiding the commission's report on the Easter Sunday attacks. The President will take appropriate action in this regard,” he added.