SIS Director Salley urges probe

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State Intelligence Service (SIS) Director Major General Suresh Salley in a letter to the IGP requested to carry out an impartial investigation into the allegations made by Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) MP Manusha Nanayakkara on 21 April in Parliament, linking Salley’s name to the Easter Sunday terror attacks in 2019.

Nanayakkara, addressing Parliament alleged that Salley who acted from India and Malaysia, was responsible for the terror attacks and a group of intelligence officers in the service allowed the attack to be carried out.

Salley, in the letter to the IGP said, “It is public knowledge that I was in India for military training and in Malaysia, as the Minister Counsellor in a diplomatic capacity”.

“It has been three years since the attacks and with regard to the same; I have given evidence multiple timeas before parliamentary and / or presidential commissions. There is no evidence to indicate nor does any finding from any Law Enforcement Agency suggest that I am complicit in these attacks,” he said.

Salley said these statements have created an environment where there are credible threats, serious consequences, violence and harm to his life and lives of the members of his family as well.