SIS informed TID to halt probe on SL ISIS follower

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The State Intelligence Service (SIS) in 2018 had asked the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) to halt an inquiry with regard to ISIS follower Mohommad Nilabdeen Mohammed Rimzan who had returned to Sri Lanka after joining the Islamic State (IS) organisation, former Director of TID DIG Nalaka de Silva yesterday informed PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks.

In 2018, former IGP Pujith Jayasundara had instructed the TID to continue the inquiry with regard to Rimzan and to deploy a special police team to interrogate him at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) as he may be deported from Turkey.

"When the SIS informed the TID to halt the investigation on Rimzan, I asked them to forward a letter through the IGP with regard to the request to discontinue the investigation on Rimzan," former DIG Silva said.

However, on March 14, 2018 the IGP Jayasundara had sent a letter to the then Law and Order Ministry's Secretary Padamasiri Jayamanna instructing the TID to halt the ongoing inquiry on Rimzan.

Former DIG de Silva further added that the TID had submitted weekly reports to former IGP Jayasundara on Zahran Hashim and Abdul Lathif Mohommad Jameel, who blasted himself at Dehiwala Tropical Inn.

"The TID had submitted several reports to the former IGP Jayasundara, with regard to National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ) and its extremist practices," he said. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 7

  • Murshid Idroos Friday, 14 August 2020 08:38 AM

    A through impartial inquiry is the push of the hour

    Rata Friday, 14 August 2020 09:28 AM

    ahinsaka minissunge jeewitha bili gannakan thopi okkoma pol gaawada??

    Warren Raed Friday, 14 August 2020 09:33 AM

    SIS, TID and CID are mere acronyms. They mean nothing to the community and public anymore as they all failed and no justice to punish those in them.

    ChanakaJ Friday, 14 August 2020 11:28 AM

    TID should be a stand-alone organisation, with the sole agenda of protecting Sri Lanka from terrorism. Other organisations should be collaborating, but not hindering progress.

    Ram Friday, 14 August 2020 11:30 AM

    Lots of public money is wasted in these commissions that provide employment to some of the retired big shots who are supporters of the appointing authority. Will the people receive any benefit at the end is the Million Dollar question

    Paul, Negombo Friday, 14 August 2020 11:43 AM

    This government used the Easter Sundays attacks to get voted and to implement Sinhalese nationalism and to divide the community. Sinhalese were not even the target: we Christians were and tourist. This criminal family took advantage of our grief. Now we will face Sinhalese dictatorship with a cardinal who plays along with them.

    AB Friday, 14 August 2020 06:33 PM

    When one tried take action,another one obstruct it, senior responsible officers shrugged off to important intelligence information,they couldn't make their minds either inform priests or out extra security,when take them all,it's look like this was planned by Satan

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