Former IGP Pujith Jayasundara says that he was not aware about a national policy on national security.

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Former IGP Pujith Jayasundara who has worked for more than three years as the IGP says that until yesterday he was not aware about preparing a national policy on national security. He mentioned this while giving evidence before the Presidential Commission to Investigate on Easter Sunday Attacks today for the 7th day. He further said that he was not aware until now that there was an institution named Sri Lanka National Security Study Center to provide threats on national security monthly. The Presidential Commission asked him if he received an information about a plan to assassinate the President when working as the IGP, what action would be taken. He said that irrespective of intelligence information it will be given to the President. He further said that a specific decision will be taken by paying attention about the places and holding discussions with relevant groups. The Chairman of the Commission asked since the President cannot look after his own security, what would be done about an information without a specific date or time. He added that investigations would be conducted giving the highest priority to that and essential steps will be taken by summoning the persons who gave information. The Commission further questioned him whether he did not have an idea to rescue the devotees if there were attacks on churches according to the information given by the Head of the National Intelligence. Mr. Jayasundara said that he did his best in that regard.

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