Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigns | Daily News


Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando resigns

Defence Ministry Secretary Hemasiri Fernando had resigned from his post over the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.

Fernando had sent his letter of resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena, Defence Ministry sources said.

President Sirisena on Wednesday requested the Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to submit their resignations.

The President in his address to the nation on Tuesday in the wake of last Sunday’s bomb attacks said key security officials had failed to inform him of prior warnings by an intelligence service of a neighbouring country about possible terror attacks.

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