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Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) linked to the LTTE assisted the investigations conducted by former CID IP Nishantha Silva, who fled the country last year, former President Maithripala Sirisena informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks.

Testifying before the Commission on Wednesday, the former President said that several Buddhist monks, military and intelligence officers had complained against IP Nishantha Silva's investigations.

"As the President, I had to decide whether I'm allowing IP Silva to carry out those investigations. Most of the people complained that the investigations led by him were biased," he said.

The former President made the above statement while responding to a question raised by the representative of the Attorney General's (AG) department whether the witness had instructed the former IGP to transfer IP Silva at an NSC meeting.

The witness further added that former IGP Jayasundara had sent a letter to the National Police Commission regarding the transfer of IP Silva indicating facts presented at the NSC and it was a serious mistake done by a responsible higher official.

"This was also one of the reasons for not inviting the IGP to NSC meetings," he said.

Meanwhile, the Commission again questioned the witness why he had re-appointed IP Silva to the CID after transferring him to Negombo Police division.

The former President said that former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, various other ministers and several NGOs had strongly objected to the transfer of IP Silva to Negombo Police division and he was recalled to the CID due to those issues. (Yoshitha Perera)

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  • Gayan Friday, 16 October 2020 08:33 AM

    Kandappa supporting LTTE. I don't believe it. He infact changed his name for the country.

    Thomas Friday, 16 October 2020 08:59 AM

    Were you not the President of Sri Lanka then, don't utter nonsense

    Dhaya Friday, 16 October 2020 10:08 AM

    This is pure political victimization. How can we expect rule and law in Sri Lanka? The government servants have to serve according to the political whims of the masters if they have to survive.

    AB Friday, 16 October 2020 10:20 AM

    Vague decisions,proving spinelessness

    BuffaloaCitizen Friday, 16 October 2020 01:06 PM

    One has to be of Sinhalese culture to sing baila like this and whole heartedly believe and listen to the same.

    Yehiya Friday, 16 October 2020 02:21 PM

    Send a rope to hang . Who appointed Defense security. What his knowledge. Just a navy officer.

    Buddhist Friday, 16 October 2020 04:34 PM

    My3 seems to know more than CID, but did not know about the Easter attack!


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