State Intelligence Service (SIS) in 2015 had reported that there was an unnatural increase in the number of Muslim students admitted to the Law College in 2012, former SIS Director and SDIG of Eastern Province, Nilantha Jayawardena yesterday informed the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the Easter Sunday attacks.
The witness said he had, in a report on 20 July 2015, said that in 2003, there had been only five Muslim students in the Law College in a batch of 203. Seventy eight Muslim students entered Law College in 2012 and they accounted for 25.24% of the overall intake.
A commissioner asked Jayawardena whether there had been any reaction from relevant authorities. “I can only warn. The Ministry of Justice and
Law College could investigate it and figure out what’s going on,” he said.
The former SIS Director said that in his opinion it was part of an attempt to infiltrate key positions by minorities.
“The LTTE also ensured that a lot of students, in areas under their control, passed their university entrance exams. This kind of infiltration happens in France and some other countries. We must face this intelligently. The SIS indicated the trend and it’s up to the relevant officials to take the necessary steps.”
Jayawardena said that in 2013, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama ( ACJU) had been making Rs. 1.5 million a month from halal certification. At that point 204 companies had obtained halal certification for over 4,500 products, he said.