President tells Defence Secretary and IGP to resign

Sirisena, who is also the Minister of Law and Order, said that if he was alerted in advance he would have taken steps to prevent the attacks from taking place.He said that he will take stern action on those who failed to inform him of the intelligence report. (Colombo Gazette) President Maithripala Sirisena has requested Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Pujith Jayasundara to resign.The President sought their resignations over the Easter Sunday suicide attacks. Addressing the nation yesterday, the President said that he had decided to make drastic changes in the security establishment over the next 24 hours. President Maithripala Sirisena had yesterday insisted that he was in the dark with regards to an intelligence report warning of suicide attacks in Sri Lanka. read more