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2024.03.29- Sirisena ordered to provide statement to Court

2024.03.29- Sirisena ordered to provide statement to Court

Maligakanda Magistrate Lochani Abeywickarama yesterday (28) ordered former President Maithiripala Sirisena to provide a statement to the Court regarding his recent statements on the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks. 

Sirisena on 22 March claimed to know the “true mastermind” behind the attacks and expressed willingness to disclose this information to the Judiciary, if prompted. 

However, these assertions have been met with scepticism and condemnation by various parties.  

However, on 23 March, Sirisena issued a clarification and claimed that his statement on 22 March was based on information he received three weeks ago, regarding the Easter Attacks.  The former President once again said, he is prepared to testify confidentially if ordered by a Court, emphasising his intention to provide a confidential statement, citing concerns for his safety and that of his family if he were to testify in open Court. “This is not merely a matter of political implications. I am making a very sincere statement,” he said. 

Following Sirisena’s statement, Minister of Public Security Tiran Alles instructed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Deshabandu Tennakoon to launch a probe. 

Sirisena then provided a near 6-hour statement to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on 25 March. 

Source- Ceylon Today

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