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Minister Harin Fernando today tweeted the image of an internal memo and report by the police intelligence of a terror attack to be carried out by an organisation called National Thawheed Jamath.

“Some intelligence officers were aware of this incidence. Therefore there was a delay in action. What my father heard was also from an intelligence officer. Serious action need to be taken as to why this warning was ignored. I was in Badulla last night,” the minister tweeted.

The letter signed by the DIG and dated on April 11 was addressed to a number of key officials in the security services including the Directors of the Ministerial Security Division (MSD), Former Presidents’ Security Division and the Ambassadors Security Division.

The letter titled “Information of an alleged plan attack” said the state intelligence services had received information from a foreign intelligence service to the effect that National Thowheed Jamath Leader Mohammed Zahran was about to launch a suicide bomb attack in Sri Lanka targeting famous catholic churches and the Indian High Commission.

In the letter, the DIG requested the concerned authorities to pay attention to the information and to beef up the security provided to VIP personnel and to the locations.

  Comments - 12

  • Niranjan a Monday, 22 April 2019 05:42 AM

    If MR was administering srilanka, the terrorists would have never stepped into this country. We lost our loving brothers

    sunil vijaya Monday, 22 April 2019 06:03 AM

    this waning was given decades ago but the convenience of the POLITICIAN and VOTE seeking inclination of both parties UNP and SLFP led to this merciless attack, TRIBALISM need not be exibited by the way you dress and be conspicuous. you nned not destroy national treasues like wilpattu to make few people happy and antagonise the rest.

    Saradial Monday, 22 April 2019 06:54 AM

    How wanted to let attacks go?

    SL Monday, 22 April 2019 07:01 AM

    you stupids do not have any iota idea about national security, destroyed the national intelligent agencies,condemned their actions now the results . people have no faith on dumbos like you never learn from the past with your egoistic leader

    Menaka Monday, 22 April 2019 07:03 AM

    This is very sad. Hatred cannot be ended by hatred. We are in utter shock and this is one of the darkest days in our history.

    Sri Wickrema Monday, 22 April 2019 07:09 AM

    IGP has no right to stay in his post any longer. He owes an explanation to people specially Christian community for his failure to take preventive action swiftly.

    Harith Monday, 22 April 2019 07:52 AM

    With all this information available, it is criminal for authorities to have not taken action to prevent it. The Minister in charge of the police must resign.

    Lord Wolfstein Monday, 22 April 2019 08:15 AM

    That is the Sri Lankan way. All times acting when it is too late.

    Don Monday, 22 April 2019 08:17 AM

    This is how the Intelligence is found and not respected to prevent any disaster !!

    Sunil Perera Monday, 22 April 2019 08:50 AM

    whats the point showing this now? You could have saved over 200 lives if you actually investigated into this matter 2 weeks back. It's a disgrace.All it required was to set a few police officers to follow the mentioned names around and investigate for suspicious activity. This case was handed to you on an open plate and it was simply rejected. 200 lives.

    raaaa Monday, 22 April 2019 08:53 AM

    if the government had information, why did the either PM or President not order security forces tighten security to all Churches and other important places? If security were provided to tourist hotels and churches, it would have been prevented. Since the president is the head of the security forces, he owes an explanation

    Sam Perera Tuesday, 23 April 2019 12:52 PM

    Harin's father knew and davised Harin. Why didn't Harin take action? Did he turn a blind eye? If so blood in his hands too....

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