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Zahran and group carried out a trial explosion prior to April 21

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BY YOHAN PERERA AND AJITH SIRIWARDANA

Parliament, Dec. 7 (Daily Mirror)- Senior police officers had been informed of a trial explosion carried out by the group led by Zahran Hashim at Thalankuda on April 16, 2019 prior to the Easter Sunday bombings, Parliament was informed today.

Leader of the House Susil Premajayantha who was responding to an oral question raised by SJB MP Hector Appuhamy in the House said former Director of the Intelligence Service Nilantha Jayawardene had informed the then IGP Pujith Jayasundara and Senior DIG Ravi Senevirathna on the trial explosion carried out by Zahran’s group on April 16, 2019 prior to the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.

This information had been passed on to the then Secretary to the Ministry of Defence.

Both Jayasundara and Senevirathana had also been informed about the area that Zahran was occupying and about their network.

On April 20, 2023 according to the answer provided by the Leader of the House, it had been revealed that action was being taken by the Attorney  General and the Ministey of Public Security against those who were responsible for the failure to prevent the Easter Sunday bomb attacks.


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  • Lk Thursday, 07 December 2023 02:33 PM

    Ha ha ha end of year joke. 2019 happened now 2023. Brain working after four years,!!!

    Ukussa Thursday, 07 December 2023 05:26 PM

    Now the Brains seems to be working to nail SDIG Ravi Seneviratne, who seems to be in the bad books since of late.

    S. Samarakoon Thursday, 07 December 2023 02:49 PM

    Get at the Politicians who benefitted !!

    Disgusted Thursday, 07 December 2023 03:56 PM

    What a JOKE, with all the information SWEET NOTHING was done!!.

    Mohamed Adham Thursday, 07 December 2023 04:04 PM

    Why this merry go around, every once in a while ???? Even a street dog knows who the mastermind is and who benefitted from this.

    PLOT Thursday, 07 December 2023 04:25 PM

    THEY TRIED TO DIVERT, WHY THIS NOW?

    Buddhist Thursday, 07 December 2023 04:33 PM

    Interesting statement. If all those mentioned above were informed, how come Deshabandu's name has not been included in this statement of the Minister? Is the Minister scared of Deshabandu?

    Kps Thursday, 07 December 2023 06:32 PM

    What kind of a country we live in. One of the officials who knew about this massacre is the country’s top law enforcement IGP. Mr. President your attention is very important.

    Lucas Thursday, 07 December 2023 08:05 PM

    Life sentences should be given to all responsible who neglected duties before finding ways for the economic and other problems of the country.

    Lucas Thursday, 07 December 2023 08:05 PM

    Life sentences should be given to all responsible who neglected duties before finding ways for the economic and other problems of the country.

    Abd Thursday, 07 December 2023 08:19 PM

    MS wanted let the time pass without antagonizing radical Muslims, so all sort of provocations by them ,ignored by him,so senior police officers too danced to same tune, after the blast, priyantha J lied not informed MS in advance, but it’s most probably untrue

    Sambo Friday, 08 December 2023 08:20 AM

    The public are sick of listening to your rubbish. You say ten lies to cover one lie and you get caught.

    Confused Friday, 08 December 2023 08:25 AM

    Why is Susil Premajayantha as Leader of the House not demanding action on his revelations besides merely responding to Hector Appuhamy in Parliament ?

    NV JEN Friday, 08 December 2023 04:30 PM

    Everyone knows that the blasts were the handywork of a section of military intelligence in connivance with some morons in the police and defense establishments, at the behest of Rajapakse clan ably assisted by Aiyo Sirisena to regain power. The Detusche Welle attacker, swell headed Ranil is also guilty of complicity.


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