97 warnings on Zahran sent to IGP, Def. Sec

3 September 2019 06:29 pm - 10     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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.


  Comments - 10

  • Ravi Tuesday, 03 September 2019 06:38 PM

    Ah ! Almost three times for every month in average !!!

    Chris Wednesday, 04 September 2019 04:39 AM

    Intel vs Police animosity thanks to arrest of Intel officers been arrested for following orders from the top. Victim : citizens and foreigners.

    Jude Tuesday, 03 September 2019 07:52 PM

    Maybe IGP was on vacation!!??

    GD Tuesday, 03 September 2019 07:54 PM

    So it had NOTHING to do with a breakdown in intelligence. Who were these two reporting to ? Lock all of them up.

    Nishan Wednesday, 04 September 2019 01:42 AM

    Add Minister Azath Salley into the mix. If he hadn't intervened in the arrest of Shahid and Sadiq for vandalising Buddhist statues, these terrorists might not have been involved in the Easter bombings!

    Ram Wednesday, 04 September 2019 02:51 AM

    Were the notifications brought to the attention of the Defence Minister? If Yes MS is responsible to give proper directions and his failure became fatal for the country

    Adwani Wednesday, 04 September 2019 05:43 AM

    The guys who attacked the check point and robbed the weapon were on the payroll of intelligence. So who is intelligent ???????

    Ralahamy Wednesday, 04 September 2019 06:34 AM

    Everyone try to take political mileage from mentally retarded Zahran. These SCUMS have no value for human lives in their quest for power. Everyone of them have blood smeared on their hands.

    Priyanganie Wednesday, 04 September 2019 06:44 AM

    Nice to here that something carry out against the negligence of public security by the government of Sri Lanka. It caused massacre and it should not be dumped under the carpet. "Need justice for innocent people who were killed and who are the victims.

    Sallay Friday, 06 September 2019 09:46 PM


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