Former Ministers Mangala Samarawerera and Sripathi Sooriyarachchi earlier yesterday expressed dismay over Defence Secretary, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa`s failure to show up for an inquiry held at the Human Rights Commission.
`Mr. Rajapaksa has once again absconded from attending the Human Rights Commission and made a mockery of it,` Mr. Samaraweera told the media at a media briefing.
Mr. Samaraweera said the decision to provide five handpicked security officers by the Defence Secretary for both of them was suspicious. `Both President Rajapaksa and Defence Secretary Rajapaksa will have to be responsible if some thing untoward happens to us,` he said. Retired Judges I. M. Liyanage and Dudley Karunaratne who were present for the hearing decided to postpone the inquiry till March 18.