Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekera says there is a mastermind behind the hand grenade recently found at the All Saints’ Church in Borella.
Minister Weerasekera said it could be an attempt to sabotage the government’s progress including ensuring national security.
Speaking to media in Badalgama over a statement made to media by Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, Minister Weerasekera said CCTV footage from 3pm on Tuesday were observed, as authorities seek to apprehend the suspects, after the incident was reported at 5pm.
He added Police did not call for the Cardinal to destroy or not watch footage from the morning hours as the investigation was still fresh.
Minister Weerasekera said he suspects that it could be an attempt to sabotage the government’s progress, similar to the hand grenade left at a private hospital in Colombo.
He said authorities are looking to arrest the individual or group trying to dismantle the government and portray Sri Lanka as an unsafe place.