By Saman Indrajith
The Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC), which probed the Easter Sunday carnage, has, in its report, held the State Intelligence Service (SIS) responsible for bungling, which enabled terrorists to kill 270 persons on 21 April 2019.
Chairman of the Committee Deputy Speaker Ananada Kumarasiri said that if the SIS Chief Senior DIG Nilantha Jayawardena had conveyed the intelligence warnings it had received from foreign and local sources to the defence authorities, the disaster could have been averted, or at least mitigated.
“For example, one of the suicide bombers went to the target site, but left that place after seeing some uniformed policemen detailed there for some other duty. That shows the attacks could have been prevented if the defence authorities had been alerted by the SIS.”
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