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Sri Lankan bombing victims lament long wait for justice

Former president and prime minister to appear before commission of inquiry

UCA News reporter, Colombo

UCA News reporter, Colombo

Updated: August 20, 2020 09:43 AM GMT
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Sri Lankan bombing victims lament long wait for justice

Sri Lanka's newly elected members of parliament are sworn in at the 225-member assembly in Colombo on Aug. 20. (Photo: AFP)

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The wheels of justice are turning very slowly over the Easter 2019 terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

“It has been 15 months since the attacks and a new government has been elected and certain politicians have come to power because of this incident, but we are still waiting for justice,” said Jagath Harshana Fernando, a victim of the attacks.

“Looking at the various stories that government officials and lawmakers have been explaining to the Presidential Commission, we wonder how many of them have abdicated their responsibilities.”

Former prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and former president Maithripala Sirisena have been called to appear before the police unit of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on Aug. 21 and Aug. 26 respectively.

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