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AKD questions who should be held accountable for failure of prevention of Easter Massacre upon Hemasiri-Pujith acquittal

The government has a responsibility to report information on those responsible for the failure of prevention of the Easter Sunday Massacre to the Judiciary and take actions to penalise them, had former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara, who had been indicted with 845 charges of the same nature, been acquitted, said Leader of the National People’s Power (NPP) and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) MP Anura Kumara Dissanayake, speaking to the NPP Puttalam District Convention today (20).

Although it has been nearly three years since the massacre, no persons held accountable were prosecuted or penalised by the government, the NPP Leader pointed out, begging the question as to who should be held accountable for failing to avert the attack upon the acquittal of the former IGP and the former Defence Secretary.

Despite the reception of intelligence on the attack, no persons held accountable for failing to avert the attack have been identified, he added, emphasising that given that no person was penalised nor prosecuted even after three years since the genocide, it is quite clear that the government will fail to serve justice for those aggrieved by the attack for the rest of the two years.

The NPP/JVP Leader went on saying that the Easter Sunday Massacre was a key contributing factor to the current regime being elected and reminded that the people of this country voted for the President and the government in the hope of seeing those responsible for the attack being penalised. Now, once again the people have to hope for the same from another party, he added.

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