Sri Lanka approves board to probe Easter attacks


The Sri Lankan Parliament has unanimously approved a committee to look into the factors that led to the Easter Sunday bombings.

The 12-member committee, which will be nominated by the Speaker of the Parliament, will also be tasked with formulating possible measures to avoid such attacks in the future.

According to media reports, the new board will have powers to demand papers and records, summon any person for interrogation and obtain the services of specialists and experts.

The committee, which will present a report to the Parliament within three months of the date of its first sitting, will also look into whether there were any lapses in the state machinery.

More from International News

On Virgin Radio today

  • The Kris Fade Show

    6:00am - 10:00am

    Kris, Priti and Rossi host the UAE's biggest radio show. It's full of fun, laughs and it's Where The Stars Live.

  • Virgin Radio's Ad Free 104

    10:00am - Noon

    Eddie is sending out the commercials and playing 104 minutes of non-stop hits.

Trending on Virgin Radio

  • ARN News Centre

    Get the latest UAE and world news from our award winning team of journalists. The ARN News Centre is the country's most trusted source of information.

  • Middle East Hot 30

    Every weekend Kris Fade plays the biggest tracks in the Middle East. Check out this weeks chart...

  • The Kris Fade Show Podcast

    Not in the car so much while Kris, Priti and Rossi are on air? Check out the daily podcast here...

  • Ed Sheeran - UAE EXCLUSIVE

    Latest album, what happened with BTS, raising a baby girl, eye surgery, and more!