Former IGP testifies before the Presidential Commission probing April 21st Attack

Former IGP testifies before the Presidential Commission probing April 21st Attack

Former IGP testifies before the Presidential Commission probing April 21st Attack

Written by Tharusha Kumarasinghe

10 Oct, 2020 | 10:04 pm

Colombo (News 1st): Former IGP Pujith Jayasundara testifying at the Presidential Commission probing April 21st Attack said Sri Lanka Police did not have a contingency plan to prevent the attack after foreign information was received on the 9th of April on a possible terror attack.

The witness added on the 20th April evening Former Director of the State Intelligence Service – Nilantha Jayawardena had called him and informed him about a developed intelligence of the information received on the 9th of April, but nothing was mentioned about a place where attacks will be carried out.

Jayasundara said that the SIS Director called him and said, a major incident might occur on the 21st of April.

Then he had instructed him to inform the Senior DIG in charge of Western Province – Nandana Munasinghe and other Senior DIGs and that Jayasundara will follow up with them as well.

However, the Former IGP added the intelligence received on the 20th April was from a foreign source, and it had not been confirmed by the SIS.

When he inquired it from Nilantha Jayawardena he had replied saying that further inquiries are being made at that time.

When the Commission questioned Jayasundara whether the intelligence information received on the 9th and 20th April had to be conveyed to then President Maithripala Sirisena, the Former IGP replied saying yes but it is the duty of the Director of SIS since he was the person who received the intelligence.

He said that he never conveyed any intelligence to the President during his tenure.

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