2019 Easter terrorist attack: Sri Lanka to investigate British channel’s allegations


On April 21, 2019, nine suicide bombers belonging to local Islamic extremist organization National Thowheed Jamaat carried out blasts at three Catholic churches and three luxury hotels, killing 270 people, including 11 Indians, and injuring more than 500. National Tauheed Jamaat was related to ISIS.

Sri Lankan President Ranil Wickremesinghe on Sunday announced that he will form an investigation committee to probe allegations made by a British channel in connection with the 2019 Easter terror attacks. In 2019, on the occasion of Easter, an Islamic extremist organization carried out suicide bomb attacks targeting churches and big hotels, in which 270 people, including 11 Indians, lost their lives. Britain’s ‘Channel Four’ television station on Tuesday aired a documentary titled ‘Sri Lanka’s Easter Bombings – Dispatches’ alleging the involvement of certain government officials, including intelligence service chief Major General Suresh Saloy, in planning the 2019 Easter suicide bomb attacks. Imposed.

He had described the attack as a ‘planned act’ and said that its aim was to force political change in favor of the Rajapaksa brothers. A government statement on Sunday said a committee will be formed under the chairmanship of a retired Supreme Court judge to investigate allegations that the country’s intelligence chief masterminded a bomb attack on Easter in 2019. Wickremesinghe also decided to appoint a parliamentary select committee to investigate allegations made by a former Attorney General that the entire attack was a conspiracy. He said that after that both the reports will be presented in Parliament for final action. Sri Lanka’s Defense Ministry on Saturday defended the country’s intelligence chief, saying it “strongly condemned the allegations of planning attacks and aiding bombers against a dedicated senior military officer who has served the country for 36 years.” Does.”

Just two days ago, former ousted President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had denied General Saloy’s involvement in the bomb attack. He also denied that these attacks had helped him in winning the presidential election in November 2019. On April 21, 2019, nine suicide bombers belonging to local Islamic extremist organization National Thowheed Jamaat carried out blasts at three Catholic churches and three luxury hotels, killing 270 people, including 11 Indians, and injuring more than 500. National Tauheed Jamaat was related to ISIS.

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