Sri Lankan Intelligence Head dismissed over Easter bombing

Sri Lankan Intelligence Head dismissed over Easter bombing

Sri Lankan head of state Maithripala Sirisena has dismissed the country’s chief of national intelligence after he advocated that the leader was aware of the bloody Easter bombings, Reuters reported.

Indian intelligence agents sent several warnings to Sri Lankan authorities that a plot was underway, but Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe have both said they were not informed about the warnings before the April 21 attacks, claimed by Isis terror group, which claimed lives of more than 250 people.

Investigations on potential gaps that permitted the insurgents to target hotels and churches was launched by a Parliamentary select committee led by allies of Sirisena’s rival Wickremesinghe.

In his May 29th testimony to parliament, intelligence boss Sisira Mendis said security council meetings were irregular, making it difficult to properly protect the island nation.