While condemning the killing of TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham, the Government is to appoint a special investigation team to conduct a full probe into this assassination and bring to justice the perpetrators.
?The Government condemns this cowardly act in the strongest possible terms. The Government also denounces the disrespect shown by the assassins to the sanctity of a church on Christmas day,? said a statement issued by the Government.
The assassination of an elected MP is an assault on the very heart of democracy.
It is clear that this assassination has been carried out to serve a specific agenda, in that it creates the environment to further escalate the cycle of violence in the North and East perpetuated by the LTTE, the statement added.