President Maithripala Sirisena has stated that he will announce within the next 24 hours regarding the appointment of a Special Investigation Committee headed by a Judge of the Supreme Court to investigate causes and background for the grave national catastrophe that occurred today (21) claiming many lives. The Committee will study other reasons that pave the way for these incidents as well. It will submit its report within two weeks to the President.
Udaya R Seneviratne
Secretary to the President