Did Saudi Arabia know about the Easter Sunday attacks?

Sunday, 05 May 2019 - 9:44

A leaked document published by Lebanon’s Al-ahed News Agency, shows that Saudi Arabia had given out certain instructions to its Ambassador in Sri Lanka prior to the Easter Sunday attacks.

The letter dated 16th April, five days prior to the attacks, was reportedly signed by Saudi Foreign Minister Ibrahim bin Abdul Aziz al-Assaf.

The letter had given out 3 instructions.

First was to delete all documents, computer data and latest correspondence with domestic and foreign members and groups, in addition to imposing a curfew for the embassy personnel.

Secondly it had instructed to inform all those related to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia including counsellors, security forces and intelligence during the next 3 days, especially on Easter Sunday, to avoid presence in crowded places namely especially churches.

Finally it had also ordered to send written news about the Sri Lankan authorities and their viewpoints regularly.

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