The government’s resolution to appoint foreign experts to advice the committee probing into complaints regarding missing persons is a foolish decision, Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said.
Minister Ranawaka made the observation at last night’s 360 Ada Derana TV program. He pointed out that if the Sri Lankan army forces to be blamed over this matter, sooner or later, the full responsibility would have to be taken by those who decided to do so.
Minister went on saying that this was an independent decision taken by the government. “Maxwell Paranagama’s committee has been mandated to probe on this regard. After, in the first place, three foreign experts were appointed to advice this panel. Lately, two others were added to that. By any means, these resolutions were not taken democratically after discussing with any party. And the Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) will not take the responsibility of such actions,” he added.