It has been revealed, the Defence Secretary and the IGP were apprised through 97 warning messages by the State Intelligence Service, on an impending terror attack by the terror group linked to Zaharan Hasheem.

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President’s Counsel Sanjaya Jayawardhana – appearing before the Supreme Court today – said, over the past 3 years, the Defence Secretary and the IGP were apprised through 97 warning messages by the State Intelligence Service, on an impending terror attack by the terror group linked to Zaharan Hasheem.

This was revealed, when the Fundamental Right Petition filed against IGP Pujith Jayasundera – who is on compulsory leave – and Former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando, for failing to prevent the Easter Sunday attacks, was taken up for hearing today.

The petition was taken up for examination before a seven-judge-bench of the Supreme Court, today.

It was revealed, the warning notifications were received during the years of 2017 and 2018.

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