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False information provided by former Defence Secys: Former Prez


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Former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday said that he had been given false information regarding Intelligence Coordination Meetings (ICM) by the former Defence Secretaries and now the reason for his decision to appoint five Defence Secretaries is very clear.

Testifying for the second day, before the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks, former President Sirisena said he guessed the officials had ICM every week.

However, during the testimony, a representative from the Attorney General's (AG) department proved to the former President that the political and the security heads had not conducted the ICM weekly as was supposed to be held.

"When considering the above facts, it was clear why I removed and appointed five Defence Secretaries during my tenure. They even lied to me. ICM was an important meeting for National Security," he said.

According to the document showed to the former President at the Commission, the weekly ICM was only held in May 2016 and August 2017. (Yoshitha Perera)

  Comments - 6

  • brainmaster Tuesday, 13 October 2020 02:16 PM


    E Fernando Tuesday, 13 October 2020 03:07 PM

    He neither knew or cared what was happening to the Country. His one priority was to travel to as many countries as he could

    Rubel M Tuesday, 13 October 2020 04:00 PM

    Mythiripala Sirisena made in billions and owns palaces in UK

    Jajasekera M.P. Tuesday, 13 October 2020 04:02 PM

    Hay Mr. Sirisena you just smile and bluff. Hereafter, those games will not work. You will be arrested soon... wait and see.

    Raju Tuesday, 13 October 2020 04:05 PM

    Are you a gentleman or a "gooz"

    Lost Lankan Tuesday, 13 October 2020 04:18 PM

    Man came with home made rice and curry show cased to many ended up multi million dollar bungalow in colombo 7 at the expenses of tax payers and deals of Bond scam, Easter attack and many more. You call this man a Prez of sri lanka does he deserve??

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