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* Former governor Azath Salley tells PSC that authorities were warned about the Muslim extremist group
Tue, Jun 11, 2019, 09:34 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 11, Colombo: Former Governor of the Western Province Azath Salley appeared before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter Sunday terrorist attack said the authorities had been forewarned several times about the activities of the Muslim extremist organization National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ).

The Parliamentary Select committee convened this afternoon despite the President Maithripala Sirisena's objections to the proceedings of the committee. The session was opened to the media as well.

Azath Salley affirmed before the PSC that he gave information about National Thowheed Jamath to the former Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and several other officials and briefed them on the NTJ.

Salley said that when he was Governor he had warned the President on a number of occasions while the Muslim community has also warned the authorities before that.

However, no action was taken before the Easter Sunday attacks, the former governor told the PSC.

 

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