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Easter Attack: Govt. should take collective responsibility: Maithri

26 March 2021 11:45 am - 12     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Former president Maithripala Sirisena said today the then government should take collective responsibility for the Easter Sunday attack.

He told Parliament that it was the responsibility of the whole government to take steps to prevent terrorism and extremism adding that the President, the Prime Minister, Ministers or officials were not individually responsible in that regard.    

Mr Sirisena said he had not been informed of the intelligence information received from a foreign source pertaining to the Easter Sunday attack.

He said if he had received the intelligence information, he would never have allowed such an attack.

“I would have taken all the action to provide security to churches, hotels and also to impose curfew in Colombo if I had been informed of the information,” he said adding that no one had given evidence before the Presidential Commission which probed Easter Sunday attack that he had been given the intelligence information as claimed by opposition MPs. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)


  Comments - 12

  • Gamlath Friday, 26 March 2021 12:02 PM

    Singing a different tune now, is he. Earlier it was like, ‘why should I take the responsibility’ as if it was an accident! This is probably the first time in the history of Sri Lanka that an elected figure has accepted the blame on his government’s behalf. This wouldn’t have happened if not for the PCOI finding him individually responsible.

    RoaringCreek Friday, 26 March 2021 12:24 PM

    I did Moragakanda Reservoir, you never said we did it. It was all I did it. This too should be the same Uncle. Sorry.

    Saranga W Friday, 26 March 2021 12:26 PM


    Lion Friday, 26 March 2021 01:34 PM

    Best thing is to kick him out pajot road .

    Christian Friday, 26 March 2021 01:42 PM

    What blatant lies .... Read Kumara Welgama's story .... God is listening ....

    samson Friday, 26 March 2021 01:47 PM

    Collective responsibility excluding you

    Ram Friday, 26 March 2021 01:54 PM

    Don't try any escape route now. You were the cause for dropping IG

    Ronnie Bugger Friday, 26 March 2021 02:12 PM

    There is a saying that when the going gets tough, the tough get going but this clown is behaving like a damn canine with its tail tucked between his legs and is trying to ' pass the ball' - BOLAY PASS KARANNA APA.

    Raj Friday, 26 March 2021 03:12 PM

    It is human nature when one sinks need a company.

    Fuller Friday, 26 March 2021 04:00 PM

    hahaha clown, trying to run away now huh?

    Siridaya Atapattu Friday, 26 March 2021 06:33 PM

    We believe you Sira. You were the best president of SL - Live longer feeding your family with bribed money!

    Chandana Walgama Friday, 26 March 2021 08:59 PM

    What is taking the responsibility. This sucker still a PM enjoying the life paid by public. Sri Lankan jokes...

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