by Zacki Jabbar
Minister of Public Enterprise, Kandyan Heritage and Kandy Development Minister Lakshman Kiriella said yesterday that the live telecast of last weeks Parliamentary Select Committee inquiry into the April 21st Easter Sunday suicide bomb blasts at three churches and three luxury hotels, had been sabotaged by a person who had pulled out one of the plugs in the broadcasting system.
Pointing out that the act of vandalism was a serious breach of parliamentary privilege, Kiriella said that the culprit obviously did not want the country to know the truth about what happened on April 21st and negligence on the part of those who were entrusted with maintaining national security.
Some places in the East and areas such as Beruwela, Digana, Kochchikade, Negombo and Kurunegala, which were attacked by armed mobs, following the April 21 bombings are UNP strongholds. So it was an obvious anti-UNP attack Kiriella noted.