Oct 18, Colombo: Former IGP Pujith Jayasundara testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday attacks said there are many secret incidents behind the last year’s attacks and that they will be revealed in the future.
Mr. Jayasundara pointed out that although the Sri Lanka Police perform their duties under very difficult conditions, there are several instances where their duty is obstructed.
He said that foreign currency, politics, betrayals of the people who gave him information, diversions of investigations and other mysterious reasons were among them.
The former IGP also testified that he had been expelled from the National Security Council on childish grounds and that the authorities at the time made the officer who replaced him in the Council not to provide information to him.
Pujith Jayasundara asked the commission why it was questioning him coming to the conclusion that only the IGP was responsible for the attack after this unfortunate incident.
Former IGP Pujith Jayasundara told the commission on April 19 that he had received two reports at his home from the Special Bureau of Police and the State Intelligence Service.
Pujith Jayasundara admitted before the Commission that the report provided by the State Intelligence Service had stated that the bicycle bomb blast in the Palamkuda area in Kattankudy on April 16 was a rehearsal by Saharan and instructions have been given to trace the owner of the blasted motorcycle from its chassis number and to search for the suspects involved in the incident.
The report provided by the intelligence service to track down the suspects stated that this was in order to confirm the foreign intelligence received on April 4, 2019 that Sri Lanka could be subjected to a terrorist attack.
It was revealed before the Commission that Pujith Jayasundara had directed the report issued by the State Intelligence Service on the motorcycle blast to the CID to take measures and submit a report on May 5 when he was in his offices after the April 21 attack.