Wednesday, 18 September, 2019

Daily Online Edition of The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

PM Modi,Modi in Sri Lanka,Modi Lanka visit PM Narendra Modi to be First Prime Minister to Visit Sri Lanka After Easter Bombings
Patty Aguilar | 11 June, 2019, 19:15

"But we hope that the change we have made today will help Sri Lanka's recovery from the Easter Sunday attacks, and to efforts to build a safe and inclusive future for everyone".

The President said that those who have appeared before the PSC so far are former officers or officials and not current officers.

A Parliamentary select committee led by allies of Sirisena's rival Wickremesinghe is investigating possible lapses that allowed the Islamist militants to target hotels and churches.

"Any public servant summoned by the PSC [Parliamentary Select Committee] is obliged to give evidence", Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said in a two-page response to Mr. Sirisena.

Halfway through his testimony, the live telecast of the proceedings were stopped on Sirisena's orders, official sources said.

The source added that the heated cabinet meeting ended "inconclusively" without taking a decision on whether to suspend the parliament probe.

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Sirisena told his police top brass on Friday that he would not allow any police, military or intelligence personnel to testify. Top Indian intelligence officials said information shared at the highest level between the two countries indicated that Mendis was sacked after Sri Lankan agencies failed to act on specific inputs about the terror plot.

Mr Sirisena's defence secretary and police chief have suggested that the president, who is also defence minister, did not follow proper protocols in dealing with intelligence warnings about the Easter Sunday bombings. Sirisena has denied he was aware of an impending threat.

The latest crisis erupted ahead of a visit to Sri Lanka by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday.

The attack has severely affected tourism in Sri Lanka which used to be one of the major foreign exchange earners for the island country.

The suspended police chief, Pujith Jayasundara, said that Sirisena asked him to resign to take responsibility for the blasts and ensure that he will have his name cleared in any subsequent inquiry. The bombings were carried out by the National Towheed Jamat and the Islamic State.

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