July 17, 2019
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    PSC sessions on national security closed to media

    The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) inquiring into the Easter Sunday terror attacks has taken a decision not to open its proceedings to the news media on selected days, PSC Chairman Deputy Speaker Ananda Kumarasiri said yesterday.

    Speaking to the media, Deputy Speaker Kumarasiri explained that the decision whether or not the PSC would be open to news media coverage will depend on subject up for discussion in that session.When PSC sessions focused on sensitive subjects such as national security or when the PSC is to record evidence from officers attached to defence, military or intelligence units, on such occasions, the PSC will not invite the media to the sittings, Kumarasiri said. “Today’s (20) PSC proceedings will be open to the media,” Kumarasiri said.

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