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Easter Sunday attack was politically motivated: Anura

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While claiming that the Easter Sunday attack was politically motivated though it looked like an extremist and terrorist attack, JVP leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today the Presidential Commission on Easter Sunday attack has failed to reveal the mastermind and the motive behind the attack.

Speaking during the adjournment debate on the PCoI report on Easter attack, he said there had been a number of political changes after the attack.

“The look of the attack is extremist and terrorist. However, when the outcome and the scenario behind the attack were studied, it was a political attack. A number of political changes have taken place after the attack,” he said.

The MP said the PCoI on Easter attack has failed to focus on the mastermind, motive and the others who were behind the attack adding that the report has only issued a summary of the reasons for being unable to prevent the attack.

He said some security heads have testified before the PCoI that they suspect there had been a conspiracy and an invisible hand behind the attack. “It is a serious situation. It should be investigated and revealed whether there has been a conspiracy. Failures to prevent the attack can be rectified. However, as long as the conspiracy is not disclosed, there is a risk of such an attack taking place again and the country is at risk,” he said.

He said the PCoI has paid less attention to the conspiracy behind the attack adding that the commission has purposely neglected it.

Mr. Dissanayake said several incidents hinted suspicion over the commission such as its failure to record evidence from Naufer Moulavi, to investigate the telephone call said to have been made by the suicide bomber after failing his attack at the Taj Samudra Hotel and the telephone call said to have been made to the ISIS by a person who called himself as Zahran, requesting ISIS to take the responsibility for the attack. (Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 14

  • Srilankan Friday, 26 March 2021 09:56 PM

    Fully agree.

    Neo Friday, 26 March 2021 09:57 PM

    As usual Anura covering up the extremists.

    Sunil Friday, 26 March 2021 10:09 PM

    True statement

    Ruwan Friday, 26 March 2021 10:12 PM

    yes.. because masterminds sponsored your party.

    True Citizen of SriLankan Saturday, 27 March 2021 09:49 AM

    13.7 million in all Sirisena earned allowing the Terrorist to attack the churches and hotels. Now this is the reason why Sirisena is hiding behind MR and Gota.

    Jackson Saturday, 27 March 2021 11:11 AM

    Hi-Anura, how about Ranil

    dickie bird Saturday, 27 March 2021 12:27 PM

    Could this curse Anura Kumara let the people of the Country know whether JVP uprising and destruction were terrorists attacks or politically motivated ?? How come Anura kumara escaped Ranil in 88/89?

    Andrew Silva Saturday, 27 March 2021 12:41 PM

    So many people from the President down comes out with many theories, accusations and remedies but the Christians who suffered are still facing unimaginable hardships but our high ups don't care. And are not interested.

    Antony Jude Saturday, 27 March 2021 12:42 PM

    100% True. It was politically motivated. Gotabaya Rajapaksa announced his political move immediately after this incident.

    Yeti Saturday, 27 March 2021 12:55 PM

    Trying to save your national list mp? ok sink deeper then.

    nazeer Mohammed Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:24 PM

    YES, its true. First CID needs to investigate how IBRAHEEM (member of Jamathi Islami) father of both suicide cadres illham (shandrilla hotel bombing) and Inshaq (Cinnamon grand hotel boming) was nominated from JVP National list in 2015 General Election.

    Paran Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:42 PM

    yes, bitter truth.

    Renu Saturday, 27 March 2021 01:42 PM

    People think so

    Ranaweera Saturday, 27 March 2021 11:38 PM

    Anura , do some progressive work man instead of resorting to cheap publicity . You can come to power if you do things for the country's benefit. You are currently destroying higher education in the country.

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