Easter Bombings: Inside story on why the Sri Lankan intel chief was sacked

New Delhi, June 10: Sri Lanka’s president, Maithripala Sirisena last week sacked the country’s intelligence chief, Sisira Mendis. The action was taken after Mendis testified against the government in the Easter Sunday bombing probe by a parliamentary select committee.

Following the development, there were conflicting reports on the action taken against Mendis. It was unclear whether he had been sacked or he resigned. India had said in the aftermath of the Easter Bombings that intelligence shared with Sri Lanka had not been acted upon.

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