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Friday, 20 September 2019 - 7:23
President gives evidence before select committee today
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The special select committee appointed to probe the Easter Sunday attacks will receive evidence from President Maithripala Sirisena today.

A Select Committee spokesman told our news team that relevant evidence was scheduled to be obtained at the presidential secretariat.

While the president had expressed willingness to give evidence before the commission, evidence is being heard accordingly.

However, deputy speaker Ananda Kumarasiri emphasized that the hearing of evidence from the president would not be open to media.

Earlier President Maithripala Sirisena had said that he would never appear before the special parliamentary select committee.

However later addressing deputy speaker Ananda Kumarasiri had expressed his willingness to provide evidence before the commission.

Earlier Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Defence State Minister Ruwan Wijewardhana, and  former Law and Order Ministers Saagala Rathnayake and Ranjith Madduma Bandara had gone before the special committee and provided evidence.
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