The State Intelligence Service (SIS) sent 97 warning notices to the Defence Secretary and the Police Chief during a period of three years on possible attacks from the terrorist group headed by Zahran Hashim, Presidents Counsel Sanjeewa Jayawardena told the Supreme Court yesterday.
He said the evidence of such communications were evident from the affidavits and other documents of State Intelligence Services Chief Nilantha Jayawardena spanning years 2017 to 2019.
Jayawardena appeared for the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) a Petitioner, among twelve other Petitioners in the fundamental rights petitions filed against Police Chief Pujith Jayasundera and former defence secretary Hemasiri Fernando.
The petitions were filed citing for failure to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks.
The matter was taken up for hearing yesterday before a seven-judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya, Justice Buwaneka Aluwihare, Justice Sisira de Abrew, Justice Priyantha Jayawardena, Justice Prasanna Jayawardena, Justice L.T.B. Dehideniya and Justice Murdu Fernando.