State intelligence chief files complaint on allegations by Catholic priest

The Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS), Major General Suresh Sallay has filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) over allegations made by leading Catholic priest, Reverend Father Cyril Gamini.

Suresh Sallay said that at an online forum on the 23rd of October 2021 on the Easter Attacks, Reverend Father Cyril Gamini Fernando had stated that Sri Lanka’s Intelligence Units had provided financial and other forms of assistance to Zaharan Hashim, the Leader of the now-proscribed National Thowheed Jamath, who also led the attacks on the 21st of April 2019.

He informed the CID that Reverend Father Cyril Gamini Fernando had described him (Suresh Sallay), who was a Brigadier at the time, to have been actively involved in nurturing Zaharan Hashim and his followers.

Major General Sallay strongly denied the allegations saying it has been made with the intention of discrediting him.

He called on the CID to initiate legal action against Father Cyril Gamini and the other individuals who participated in the forum. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. I’m assuming this is from the findings of the investigation! I don’t think this priest is going to make wild claims without having some credible information. Looks like the truth is coming out! Key information is who’s project was it, surly the SIS was acting on someones instructions to fund and cultivate these Terrorist!?? Is this someone preventing the investigation leading to prosecutions!??

  2. The Rajapaksas had eliminated ruthless terrorism. If they cannot catch the perpetrators of Easter Sunday bombings then it explains something isn’t it?


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