Yahapalanaya was informed to arrest Zahran 11 months before Easter attacks: Kanchana Wijesekera

State Minister Kanchana Wijesekera backed his statement made in Parliament today (24) which detailed that the Yahapalanaya Government was informed by former State Intelligence Service (SIS) Chief Nilantha Jayawardhane to arrest Zahran Hashim 11 months before the Easter Sunday attacks, by revealing the excerpts of the document presented by Jayawadhane to the Yahapalanaya Government on social media.

The State Minister said the former SIS Chief had informed the former Minister of Law and Order, Public Administration and Management Ranjith Madduma Bandara, who is the current General Secretary of the Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) party, in this regard.

“The SIS Chief had informed Madduma Bandara of the impending threats posed by Zahran and had requested for the arrest well before the attacks were due. So I do not understand why the opposition is now trying to pass the Easter attacks on the current Government” stated Wijesekera.