Premier Sri Lanka ‘not aware’ warnings for attacks

The prime minister of Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, was personally not aware that the Sri Lankan intelligence warnings had been given prior to the attacks on Easter Sunday.

That sets the prime minister of Sri Lanka told the BBC. According to Wickremesinghe, it was key information is deliberately not to him communicated, and he was “kept out”.

“If there is any information was known and we had done nothing, then I had my resignations. But what can you do if you are outside it is held?”, according to the minister-president in conversation with the British broadcasting corporation.

Because Wickremesinghe to say that not belonged to the group of people who have the information in advance was told he is of the opinion that his dismissal do not need to serve as the minister of Defence and the head of the police already did.

A few days after the attacks on Easter Sunday, which surely 321 people were killed when bombs exploded near several churches and a hotel, gave the government admitted that the intelligence agencies of Sri Lanka advance had specific instructions for upcoming attacks.

“Now it is established that the intelligence services were aware of an attack,” said defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene on Tuesday. The information would, according to the minister, however, only be disseminated “among a small number of officers”.


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Warnings for attacks are also not known to president

President Maithripala Sirisena left Tuesday to know that the information about the impending attacks from “foreign countries” came, and with him shared. He said that he “strictly will occur” against the officers, however, were aware.

Although the highest military according to the president in advance about the information they succeeded in the they do not to the suicide attacks to prevent.

“I will the police and security forces in the coming weeks to completely restructure. I expect that the heads of the defence institutions within the next 24 hours will be replaced,” said Sirisena on the tv.

Wickremesinghe has a bad relationship with Sirisena. Last October, the prime minister even dismissed by the president, but that was reversed by a court of law.

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