Easter Commission Report: Vasu responds to Cardinal’s criticism on Review Committee not being educated

Easter Commission Report: Vasu responds to Cardinal’s criticism on Review Committee not being educated

23 February 2021 09:38 am

There is no need to pass examinations to study the report produced by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to probe the Easter Sunday Genocide, said Minister Vasudewa Nanayakkara, adding that it requires intelligence, in response to the Cardinal's criticism on the Review Committee not being educated.

The Minister made this observation speaking to reporters yesterday (22).

Question: Will justice be served according to the report? 

"Haven't had time to read it yet" 

Question: That committee was gathered. So what do they say? 

"They said they're studying the content of this report, later which they will be making their demonstration.."

Question: The Committee is being heavily criticised by the Cardinal and the public.. 

"The Committee was appointed by the President, wasn't it? Therefore, we have to have faith on the Committee appointed by the President, as we keep faith in him."

Question: Now the Cardinal says there are members in this Committee who have not even passed their OLs, leading to questioning as to how can it be trusted..

"No. These discussions are not being carried out on the legal matters or scientific matters of this report. They are studying certain conclusions made in this report, in view of making conclusions by themselves. So, speaking in that sense, passing exams would not be necessary. Intelligence is what's important...."