State minister for defence has warned that there could be similar attacks such as the Easter bombing.
“Don’t think that the Easter Sunday attack was the last. In the future too there could be more attacks,” said Pramitha Bandara Tennakoon, State Minister of Defence.
He said that the “professional misconduct” of the police had caused botching up evidence in the incident in Saindamaradu where 15 people linked to the Easter Sunday bombers died in an exchange of fire with the police.
The police did not obtain DNA evidence from the scene leading to a repeat of the tests that caused suspicion of a cover-up.
He also revealed that the much talked about “Sonic Sonic” is a police inspector working for the intelligence but had to leave the main spy agency after his cover was blown.
“Sonic Sonic is a code name. Sonic Sonic is an intelligence officer who infiltrated the (Islamic extremist) terrorist group. He pretended to be a terrorist. He talked and worked like them. That is how you win the confidence of the terrorists. Not by being a policeman, “We must have a mature parliament that understands it. Which idiot can go before terrorists as a policeman and expect information? I ask you to understand this.”
“How can I ask an intelligence officer in future to carry out a mission if they run the risk of ending up in jail.”
He also disclosed that the much-discussed “Abu Hind” was also a code name of an intelligence operative, but someone working for a foreign spy agency.
Evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry had showed that a person identified as “Abu Hind” was in close contact with the lead Easter Sunday bomber Zaharan Hashim.
The Catholic church has asked the authorities to investigate the role of Abu Hind to understand who was really behind the suicide bombers.