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Special Committee Report on May 9 violence

Measures to inform Cabinet and Parliament

Defence State Minister Premitha Bandara Tennakoon said that the report of the Special Committee related to the violent incidents that took place on and around May 9 was handed over to the President on September 8 and accordingly steps will be taken to inform the Cabinet and Parliament about it in the future.

The State Minister made this revelation recently while presiding over the first meeting of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defence related to the new session.

“According to the report of this committee comprising former Navy Commander Admiral of the Fleet Wasantha Karnagoda, former Air Force Commander Marshal of the Air Roshan Gunathilake and former Army Commander General Daya Rathnayake (Retired), measures will be taken in the future, if any lapses had occurred on the part of the Security Forces,” the State Minister said.

State Minister Tennakoon stated this when the members brought to the attention of the Committee whether there were any lapses by the Security Forces in connection with the violent incidents that took place in Sri Lanka on and around May 9 and the legal measures to be taken against those involved.

Meanwhile, the approval of the Ministerial Consultative Committee on Defense was also received to present the order made under Extradition Law No 8 of 1977 relating to the Extradition Treaty between Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates for Parliamentary approval.

The purpose of this is to remove the legal obstacles in bringing criminals fromthe United Arab Emirates to Sri Lanka, according to the Extradition Treaty made between the two countries in 2014. There was also a discussion about stopping the smuggling of narcotics imported from foreign countries and implementing the law to prevent the misuse of social media for false propaganda. Committee members (Dr.) Sarath Weerasekera, (Major) Pradeep Udugoda and a group of MPs and Government officials were also present.

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