Former Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara yesterday testifying before the Presidential Commission of inquiry probing the Easter Sunday Attacks strongly stated that former President Maithripala Sirisena must take responsibility for the Easter Sunday attacks. He added that the attacks took place due to a breakdown in long-term political plans. Testifying further former IGP Jayasundara said before the Commission that following intelligence information that there was going to be bomb attacks on April 09, 2019 as the IGP, he informed Senior DIGs Nandana Munasinghe, Latheef, Priyalal Dasanayake and Waruna Jayasundara who had been appointed to cover the whole island, regarding the attack that such an attack was possible. And also he said that the provincial officers were also informed regarding the attack. This intelligence information was received from abroad, and it was not confirmed by the State Intelligence Service. That is the reason why he informed several people to look into this information, thinking that if this information was said in public, there would be a public uproar. Then, the Commission asked if he had informed the President or the Prime Minister about this information.
Answering to the query he said that they were not informed as this was not confirmed as intelligence information. Further he said that he was under a lot of stress because of the President. The former president did not have a good relationship with former IGP and at no time in history has the IGP provided intelligence to the President. Mr. Pujith Jayasundara also told the Commission that the reason for not having telephone conversations but he spoke to may be the brother of the former President. Mr. Pujith Jayasundara also said that he has some more information with regard to Easter Sunday attack. These information were not released in the past and are said to be untold stories of the incident. Therefore, he said that he will reveal this information in near future.