SIS Director complains to CID against Rev Fr Cyril Gamini
Major General Suresh Sallay, Director General of the State Intelligence Service, lodged a complaint with the CID yesterday (25) against Rev. Cyril Gamini and others, claiming that they had made a series of malicious accusations against him in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday Attacks.
Participating in a panel discussion on the Easter Sunday Attacks, held via the Zoom on 23.10.2021, Rev. Fr Cyril Gamini had stated that Zaharan Hashim, Leader of the National Thawheed Jama’ath, who led the terrorist attacks, had received monetary and essential supports from the Sri Lankan Intelligence Services.
He further states that Major General Sallay (then Brigadier) had played an active role in nurturing Zaharan and his cohorts. While vehemently denying all allegations made by Rev. Gamini and others, Major General Sallay has reiterated the fact that all allegations are completely false and aimed at defaming him.
Major General Sallay further states that the purpose of these allegations was not only to mislead the general public but also to deliberately damage his reputation, nationally and internationally and endanger his life and the lives of his family members. Further, such false accusations cause irreparable damage to the intelligence services and officers that play a pivotal role in strengthening the national security.
He has reaffirmed in his complaint that he has never had any form of communication with Zaharan Hashim or his cohorts under any circumstances. Therefore, Major General Sallay has requested the Criminal Investigations Department to take appropriate action against Rev. Fr Cyril Gamini and others who participated in the same panel discussion and had indicated that further legal action is underway.