The Catholic Church has requested the Inspector General of Police to conduct a comprehensive investigation into a revelation made by venerable Galagodaaththe Gnanasara thera over a plan underway to carry out another extremist attack in the country.
Director of Communication of the Catholic Church Fr. Rev. Cyril Gamini said based on the revelation, the suspects should have been arrested by now if security forces acted diligently.
Speaking to media Fr. Rev. Gamini thanked venerable Gnanasara thera for revealing information of such a planned extremist attack adding the Catholic Church does not underestimate his claims if they are accurate.
Fr. Rev. Gamini said the thera had conveyed the details to the President, and questioned whether the President informed relevant authorities, what investigations have been carried out and whether arrests in this regard have been made.
He said the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks were carried out with the knowledge of the State Intelligence Service and other senior officials when the former Head of State was overseas.
Fr. Rev. Gamini therefore questioned whether intelligence units will act accordingly, as the President is also set to leave the country in the near future.