Easter Sunday attacks: SIS chief’s message of warning seen by superiors

The then director of the State Intelligence Service has sent a message of warning to his superiors a day prior to the Easter Sunday terror attacks of 2019.

This came to light during a briefing by the Public Security Ministry yesterday (19) for MPs about the progress of investigations into the bombings.

Jayawardena has sent the message at 4.54 pm on 20 April 2019 to the IGP, defence secretary and the DIG of the CID and he has received confirmation that they have seen it.

Given below is the message:

MPs at the briefing accepted the message as a warning that should have been heeded and questioned as to what action the higher defence authorities had taken to prevent the attacks.