June 21, Colombo: Sri Lanka’s main opposition United National Party (UNP) today called on the government to present the reports prepared by key investigative commissions to the country’s legislature.
UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake told a press conference today that the Mahanama Thilakarathna report on the recent clash between the police and the Katunayake free trade zone (FTZ) workers that resulted in the death of one worker and the Shirani Thilakawardana report on military procurements should be presented to the House.
He charged that the government had appointed various commissions to probe into various issues, but the respective commissions have not yielded any results as the reports have not been made public.
He said that the Thilakarathna report on the FTZ incident is yet unknown as well as the Thilakawardana report on arms deals.
He added that when questioned in parliament about the report on military procurement deals conducted in 2008, Chief Government Whip and Minister Dinesh Gunawardena had said that details of the report could not be made public due to national security concerns.
According to Attanayake, the government was using national security as an excuse for cover ups when the war has ended over two years ago.