(Trincomalee 5 students case too was investigated by the Udalagama Commission)
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday informed Parliament that the Udalagama and Paranagama Presidential Commission Reports would be tabled on October 20. He said the government would facilitate the promised debate on the UNHRC resolution after tabling the two commission reports.
The Prime Minister noted a two day debate would be facilitated on the subject on Thursday and Friday of the next Parliament sittings week (October 22 and 23). He said the government would move an adjournment motion regarding the subject to facilitate the debate.
“The Opposition is requesting to fix a date for the debate soon. The party leaders told me that they prefer to take up the debate during the next Parliament sitting week. The Presidential Secretariat has sent us the Udalagama and Poragamagama Commission reports but at the moment only the English copy of there reports are available,” he said.
“The Sinhala and Tamil translations will require more time. However if we are taking up the debate, I will formally release the English copies of these reports before the House on Tuesday of the next Parliament sittings week. I have instructed to keep enough copies of these reports ready by that time,” the Prime Minister said.
Sandasen Marasinghe, Irangika Range and Disna Mudalige