The Minister of Public Security, Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera has stated that the delay in prosecuting the accused in the Easter attack is an unavoidable delay and those investigations are continuing.
“Now the Attorney General has already filed cases against 25. Is that what everyone is waiting for right now? Now even the cardinal has blamed the delay on the prosecution. This delay is indeed an unavoidable delay. Because this case has been completed after working day and night with 58 CID officers and a team of Attorney General’s officers.
25 people have been prosecuted and 6 have been prosecuted before. Those are regarding the breaking of the Buddha statues in Mawanella and the discovery of the explosives in Wanathawilluwa. But these investigations will continue. Since this government came to power we have arrested 174 people. So the investigation is going on and it is during this time that these 25 people who were involved in these criminal murders and conspiracies have been charged.
We have also brought in people from abroad. There are some people whom we could not catch, and we’ve even put a red notice for them. We will not allow anyone involved in this to be free, ”he said.
Minister Sarath Weerasekara stated this while expressing his views to the media yesterday (16).