Stressing the need to conduct an independent inquiry on the Easter Sunday attacks, opposition lawmaker Eran Wickramaratne called on the government to stop making counter-accusations against the Channel 4 broadcast which aired the names of the people and politicians said to be involved in the Easter attack and immediately conduct an independent investigation to find out the truth without covering up the half-truths known to the people of this country.
Addressing a press conference at the opposition leader's office in Colombo, the SJB MP urged those concerned to stop the futile attempt to smear the opposition leader with the aim of hiding the truth about the Easter attack.
He said the government seems to be using various people to mislead the people for its own political gains and should refrain from attacking the media and journalists who unveiled news of the Easter attack.
"What matters for the country is the Easter Sunday bombing, not the journalists or media organizations that carried the news of it. Sri Lankans of all nationalities as well as foreigners lost their lives in the Easter terror attack. This is not only for a nation or a religion alone, even if the bomb attack is done on the Dalada Maligawa, the same destruction would have happened. Therefore, investigate independently to find out who carried out this attack and who was behind it," Wickramaratne said.