Police on duty at the Colombo National Hospital on August 27, 2018 had failed to conduct a thorough inspection when Zaharan Hashim's brother Rilwan was admitted to the hospital with blast injuries and this led to the escape of a major suicide bomber from in-depth investigations, PCoI into the Easter Sunday attacks observed yesterday.
When the Commissioners showed a video done by the suicide bombers before the Saindamarudu blast, a doctor H.K. Chandana attached to the CNH identified Rilwan Hashim as the person who was admitted to the hospital in 2018.
“This patient was admitted under the name M.I. Shahid. He was later identified as a suspect in the case in connection with the vandalizing of Buddha statues in Mawanella. He was admitted by a person named M.I. Sadique later identified as the second suspect in the vandalizing of Buddha statues in Mawanella. Sadique said he was Rilwan Hashim's guardian,” Dr. Chandana said.
Testifying before the Commission, the CNH Police Unit's then OIC B.C. Nanayakkara said the person who admitted Rilwan Hashim to the hospital had in a statement to the police unit said they did not need a police inquiry into this matter.
“Considering this statement, we stopped conducting further inquiries,” he said.
He claimed that the police officers serving under him at the time had not informed him about admitting Rilawn Hashim to the hospital and the suspicious nature of his injuries.
Testifying before the Commission, Colombo Chief JMO Dr. Ajith Tennakoon said when hospital doctors inquired about the cause of Rilwan’s injuries, M.I. Sadique said the injuries was the result of a gas cylinder blast.
“However, due to the suspicious nature of these injuries, the doctors who checked Rilwan had recommended a police inquiry for the patient,” he said.
Referring to Rilwan's injuries, Dr. Tennekoon said when analysing Rilwan's medical reports he observed that only the upper level of his body had been injured and such injuries could not occur because of a gas cylinder blast.
“Considering the manner in which the injuries were located on his body, we can come to a conclusion that these injuries would have happened due to a chemical reaction,” he said.
However, Dr. Tennekoon said that without considering the recommendations given by the doctors, the Police unit had stopped conducting an inquiry into the matter and as such there was no inquiry nor was their a JMO report in this case. (Yoshitha Perera)
Jude Saturday, 13 June 2020 07:32 AM
Now DON'T look FOR scapegoats!! Period!! Then gov't DIDN'T act on intelligence reports!! The culprits are roaming freely!!
Jude Saturday, 13 June 2020 07:39 AM
Ranil allowed extremists to ACT without any hindrance even allowed to build Sharia University in Batti with funding coming from unknown
Sa Saturday, 13 June 2020 07:45 AM
Avery hospital should demand NIC ,prior to extensive health care to patients and their guardians
Ama yatagama Saturday, 13 June 2020 09:41 AM
When there were number of commissions appointed by Yahapalana Govt. these types of evidence did not come to the light. What a difference ?
Sa Saturday, 13 June 2020 11:36 AM
Ranil appointed UNP lawyers committee to find central bank scam,what's the comment - no discrepancy happened
Db Saturday, 13 June 2020 11:14 AM
MS had special softness, towards extremist Muslim ministers and their prominent figures,that maybe the reason he ordered,release two pf the suspects frpm Lacto watta arrests
Raja Saturday, 13 June 2020 02:27 PM
This interference by MS motivated terrorists and demoralized police that led to massacre,sp !S npt culpable for the crime
Independent Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:01 PM
Namal Kumara's story of assassination attempt of Gota and Sirisena and then arrest of TID Director on bogus claims were all part of the bombing. Do you still think it was ISIS who were the 'real' mastermind of the easter attacks? Then president blocked all attempts by UNP govt for a proper investigation as he had all the military bodies under him. This was well planned attack. We will never know the truth forever.
Shawn Saturday, 13 June 2020 03:16 PM
When the President is not inviting PM,minister in charge of national security to security council,when not appointing someone acting for national security, when he was in Singapore ,just order to release Lactpwatta suspects to please guys, who he thinks as his friends and which led to this disaster, ex president must be arrested
Ralahamy Saturday, 13 June 2020 05:23 PM
If a person is admitted to hospital with injury due to violence or accident, the Police Post at the Hospital must be informed. This is the standing order. If it is not done, the person in charge of the ward is liable. Why are we going in circle?
dara Sunday, 14 June 2020 07:20 AM
What I watched on TV, the guy manned CNH ,has got a promotion, these guys mostly seeking bribes to look other side or ignore the responsibility, demote him
Ups Saturday, 13 June 2020 09:54 PM
Public eagerly waiting to know,what would be the AG's clarification on sit on Saharan 's file from 2017 June to 2019 May
MUNAS Sunday, 14 June 2020 12:57 AM
AG WONT CLARIFY BECAUSE HE GOT PITTU IN HIS MOUTH
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