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Friday, 26 April 2019 - 9:56
President says the government should be held responsible for the Easter Sunday catastrophe as well as weakening of the intelligence services.
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President Maithripala Sirisena said that as much as the responsibility of the tragedy that took place should be accepted by the government, the responsibility of weakening Intelligence Sources should also be accepted by them.

The President made this comment during a discussion held at President’s House in Fort with heads of media.

The President has also said that during the past two years, conflicts arose between him and the government due to his standing up against the attempt to weaken Security Forces.

President Maithripala Sirisena requests all Sri Lankans not to look at the overall Muslim community in the country as terrorists.

The President made this comment at a discussion that is being held now with heads of Media at the President’s House in Fort.

The President also said that it is everyone’s responsibility to protect the Muslim Community.

He said further that we should not forget the connection between the fight against drugs and terrorism.

President Maithripala Sirisena has emphasized on this occasion that there are about 130 such extremists within the country and all of them will be arrested and I.S. Terrorism will be totally eradicated from the country.

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the letter containing foreign intelligence information that a terrorist attack could take place had been received on 4th April.

He also said that in the letter it had been mentioned by whom the attacks would be carried out, the places where the attacks would take place and how they would be carried in detail.

The President said on this occasion that the relevant letter had been exchanged among Heads of Security Forces from the 12 onwards.

Accordingly, the letter had been sent from the Director of the Intelligence Division to the Defence Secretary and from him to the Head of National Security and subsequently to the Inspector General of Police.

The IGP had sent the letter containing intelligence information to five Deputy Inspector General’s of Police.

The President said that forthwith no steps had been taken regarding the terrorist attack.

President Maithripala Sirisena told the heads of media institutions today that he summoned the Defense Secretary and inquired them of the attacks and the IGP admitted to a security lapse.

At the same time, the President had told media heads that he expects the Inspector General of Police will resign today.
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