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Easter blasts: IGP directed to probe five suspects

Attorney General Dappula de Livera has directed the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) to investigate five suspects who were mentioned in the final Report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday Terror Attacks that took place on April 21, 2019.

Accordingly, investigations will be carried out into Abu Hind, Ahamed Thalib Lukman Thalib, Lukman Thalib Ahmed alias Abu Abdulla, Rimzan and Mahendran Pulasthini alias Sara Jasmine who were named in the 17th chapter in the PCoI Final Report.

Coordinating Officer to the Attorney General State Counsel Nishara Jayaratne said that the Attorney General briefed His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith about the progress of the legal matters and investigations pertaining to the Easter Sunday attacks at a meeting held on Monday.

During the meeting, the Attorney General has stressed the importance and the need to study all evidence recorded by the PCoI during its proceedings and informed His Eminence that the final report of PCoI was focused on the individuals who failed to prevent the attacks and it did not specifically mention information about the real ‘masterminds’, conspirators and individuals who directly and indirectly aided and abetted the blasts, she said.

She said a special team of 12 legal officers of the Attorney General’s Department has been assigned to study the recordings of evidence in the PCoI final report.

Accordingly, Investigations of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) must be completed and all evidence recorded by the PCoI must be studied by the Attorney General before serving indictments against all those who were responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks, she added.