Pujith to reveal all
By Buddhika Samaraweera
Former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara said there was a lot to be said about Easter Sunday bombings and related incidents and that he was ready to reveal all of them in the near future.
He was testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Easter Sunday Bombings, on 17 October.
Adding that any of those matters had not been told anywhere, Jayasundara said he was prepared to reveal them on the last day of his testimony, if the Commission grants him permission to do so.
He also said that failure to prevent the Easter Sunday Attacks was not the fault of the Police and that the Police had a collective responsibility in this regard. “Officers under me, as the IGP, performed their duties with utmost dedication in the midst of many difficulties,” he added.
However, the former IGP added that the sudden lack of support from those who provided assistance and intelligence information and the lack of proper investigations, money, foreign funds and politics should also be considered at length.
I was not invited to the National Security Council on childish allegations. Making absurd allegations against the investigating officers and the psychological breakdown that had occurred within them as a result should be taken into serious consideration, he further said.