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Friday, 10 May 2019 - 13:45
Ministry of Tourism informs Police to carry out an investigation regarding a letter
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Minister in charge of the subject John Amaratunga has informed the Police to carry out an investigation into the release to Social Media networks, an internal letter that was sent to officials connected to the Institution by the Managing Director of Human Resources and Premises of the Tourism Development Authority.

Accordingly, Kollupitiya Police have launched an investigation and a statement was obtained from the female employee at the Authority who is suspected to have photographed the relevant letter and posted in on Social Media Networks.

In the relevant letter it had been stated that there are plans to carry out bombings in four places in Colombo at a future date.

It was also stated in the letter to set up a security process in relation to this.

When the Hiru News Division made an inquiry into this from Minister in charge of the subject John Amaratunga he responded by saying that Security Divisions have not informed them about such a threat.

Anyhow, at a media briefing held yesterday, Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that this is information that has not been confirmed.

Therefore, investigations into releasing this letter to Social Media Networks is due to be handed over to the Criminal Investigation Department, the Police Media Spokesman further said.

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