‘Indian agencies alerted Sri Lanka three or four times about attack’

Local intelligence agencies had no reason to doubt the intelligence information received in advance from an Indian source about a possible terror attack, former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) Probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks on Tuesday (13).

He said a responsible Government like India would not issue such critical alerts in vain, as it is possible to have bad consequences for the bilateral relations if such an incident did not take place.

Wickremesinghe was testifying before the PCoI for the second time.

“Although the local intelligence agencies were not able to find reliable information on a possible attack, foreign intelligence agencies were able to do so. I see this as a weakness of our intelligence agencies,” Wickremesinghe said.


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