Lankapage Logo CP 22 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* State Intelligence Service Chief lodges complaint against Fr. Cyril Gamini
Mon, Oct 25, 2021, 11:04 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 25, Colombo: Director of State Intelligence Service, Major General Suresh Sallay today (25) lodged a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) against leading Catholic priest, Reverend Father Cyril Gamini over a number of malicious allegations purportedly made by the priest and others in connection with the Easter Sunday attack in 2019.

Father Cyril Gamini participating in a forum through Zoom on 23 October 2021 regarding the Easter Sunday attack has reportedly alleged that the Sri Lankan intelligence units had provided financial and other vital assistance to the leader of the National Thowheed Jamath, Saharan Hashim, who led the suicide attacks on Easter Sunday in 2019.

The Catholic Priest has said that Major General Sallay, who was a Brigadier at the time, played an active role in nurturing Saharan and his followers.

Rejecting the allegations made by Fr. Cyril Gamini and others, Major General Sallay has stated that all the allegations made with the intention of discrediting him are completely false.

He further stated that the purpose of all these allegations was not only to mislead the public but also to deliberately damage his reputation and endanger his life as well as the lives of his family members.

He added that such false allegations would do irreparable damage to the intelligence services as well as to the intelligence officers who play a significant role in ensuring national security.

In his complaint, Major General Sallay reiterated that under no circumstances did he ever communicate with Saharan Hashim or his followers in any way.

Therefore, in his complaint, Major General Sallay has requested the CID to take appropriate legal action against Fr. Cyril Gamini and others who participated in the discussion.

It is reported that further legal action in this regard is already underway.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Internet use in Sri Lanka has grown due to pandemic, but slower than peers, survey shows
-- [10 minutes ago]
Petition filed seeking an inquiry into gas cylinder explosion accidents
-- [26 minutes ago]
Coronavirus update: 757 new COVID-19 cases identified Wednesday, total rises to 569,928
-- [44 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan leaders express condolences over the sudden demise of Indian military chief
-- [1 hour and 23 minutes ago]
Chinese ship carrying organic fertilizer leaving Sri Lanka, court told
-- [1 hour and 50 minutes ago]
Chinese firm files lawsuit against Sri Lanka over the rejected $49.7m fertilizer deal
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President committed to work with BIMSTEC members to ensure regional cooperation efforts
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka reports 28 Covid-19 deaths on Wednesday, toll rises to 14,533
-- [3 hours ago]
South Korea grants Sri Lanka US$ 4 million to strengthen forensic drug analysis capabilities
-- [3 hours ago]
Navy seizes over 23 kg of Kerala cannabis in Point Pedro

Copyright © 2000, 2020 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.