President Maithripala Sirisena says that after receiving the report of the three-member committee appointed to investigate the causes and background for the terrorist attacks, the content of that report will be opened for all the parties.
The committee is headed by a retired Supreme Court Judge and the report of the committee is scheduled to submit within two weeks. The President said that after receiving that report it will be present to the Parliament and the future security measures will be taken accordingly.
President Sirisena made these remarks during a meeting held with the senior security officers, including the newly appointed Secretary of Defence General Shantha Kottegoda at the Ministry of Defence, today (30).
The progress was reviewed on the missions conducted to take the terrorists in to custody and the President emphasized that this barbaric terrorism should be eradicated completely and the national security should be immediately ensured.
The President pointed out that after facing this terrorist attack, actions were taken against terrorism in a speedier manner than such operations in any other country in the world and thanked the Intelligence agencies and the security forces for the success of the operations.
The issues discussed included ensuring the security of the schools by carrying out a proper security program as well as conducting the daily duties of the government offices in a normal manner. The President stressed that normal activities in the country should not face setbacks.
The new Secretary of Defense, General Kottegoda said that President Sirisena will give his maximum energy to eradicate terrorism and to establish a stable country with assured national security.
Defence State Minister Mr. Ruwan Wijewardana, Secretary to the President Mr. Udaya R. Senevirathne, Advisory to the Defence Ministry – Former IPG Mr. N.K. Ilangakoon and senior officials of Defence Ministry were also participated in this occasion.