Pujith says he was deeply disturbed by fmr.President's actions

September 25, 2020

Former IGP Pujith Jayasundara told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday attack today (24) that he was deeply disturbed by the actions of former President Maithripala Sirisena at the time of the Easter Sunday terror attack.

Former IGP Pujith Jayasundara, who was the IGP at the time of the Easter attack, was called to give evidence for the third day yesterday.

He said that although former President Maithripala Sirisena had instructed the police not to conduct open investigations into Islamic extremism by early 2018, he had instructed the CID to investigate the killing of Vavunathiv police officers, the demolition of the Mawanella Buddha statues and the discovery of the Wanathawilluwa explosives That given.

The Additional Solicitor General then inquired whether the former IGP had thus defied the orders of the President.

“Yes, I turned my back. I was very helpless because of the situation. Because I have to tell my senior officials that the President gave these instructions. Therefore, no one can be consulted. I was too helpless to discuss, ”said former IGP Pujith Jayasundara.

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