SJB goes to CID over Gnanasara Thero’s terror attack statements

The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) submitted a complaint to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) yesterday (17), calling for an inquiry into the warning issued by General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena Venerable Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thero regarding a possible terrorist attack in the future.

During a recent television programme, Ven. Gnanasara Thera had claimed that he had information and evidence that a terrorist attack such as the Easter Sunday bombings could take place at any time. He had also stated that President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had been informed of the groups who are to be involved in the said attack and the whereabouts of such groups.

While speaking to the media after the complaint was made, SJB MP J.C Alawathuwala stated that the CID was requested to conduct a comprehensive investigation and take necessary steps to ensure the national security of the country.

“Similar statements were made regarding the April 21st attacks. Intelligence reports were available and they were neglected. It has become clear to us that Gnanasara Thero knows more information than the intelligence officials. Therefore we hope that through him we will be able to avoid devastation in the country,” Alawathuwala stated.