Parliamentarian Mahindananda Aluthgamage claims the good governance government must take full responsibility for the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks.
Speaking during the Parliamentary debate today on the occasion of the third anniversary of 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, MP Aluthgamage acknowledged prices of essential items including fuel and gas have increased adding however fuel prices and the Easter Sunday attacks should not be compared.
He claimed the attacks took place due to the inability of the previous administration.
Joining the debate, State Minister Indika Anuruddha Herath called on the Leader of the Opposition to unite irrespective political alliances in summoning the former Attorney-General Dappula de Livera before Parliament for questioning.
State Minister Herath said the Parliament must reach a decision on relevant action to be taken against individuals who have failed to act responsibly according to the report on the Presidential Commission of Inquiry that probed the Easter Sunday attacks.
MP Imthiaz Bakeer Markar said Catholic communities locally and around the world have raised concerns over justice being served for the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks due to officers who carried out investigations being transferred and over other discrepancies into the investigations.
Meanwhile, MP Harin Fernando questioned whether former Minister of Public Security and Police have no guilt to travel in the vehicle used by Zahran Hashim adding the vehicle used by another of the group of extremists is being used by the Criminal Investigation Department.
Furthermore, MP Manusha Nanayakkara said the opposition’s main goal is to identify the main perpetrator of the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks.
MP Nanayakkara said it is common knowledge as to why the attacks were carried out.
He said the main motive of the attacks was for one individual to gain the 60 percent of Buddhist votes during the 2019 Presidential Election.
The Parliamentarian said not only did the former Attorney-General reveal there was a conspiracy behind the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has also revealed that the attacks were carried out with the motive of gaining political power.
He said the SJB-led by the Leader of the Opposition Sajith Premadasa will bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice through an impartial transparent investigation with the assistance of international communities.
State Minister Arundika Fernando many individuals blamed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa for inciting unrest in Dharga Town.
State Minister Fernando questioned if a group of Muslim youth would carry out an attack in order to bring in a Sinhalese leader to power.
The State Minister claimed the attacks were part of international extremism.