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IGP says special committee appointed to probe into potential ISIS presence in SL

May 27, Colombo (LNW): Inspector General of Police (IGP) Deshabandu Tennakoon has announced the establishment of a special committee to determine if any individuals associated with the ISIS terrorist organisation are residing in Sri Lanka.

An immediate investigation has been initiated to address this concern, Tennakoon revealed during a media briefing in Kaduwela yesterday (26).

The new committee incorporates with the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID), Intelligence Unit officials, and the Special Task Force, under the oversight of the Deputy Inspector General of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Tennakoon said.

He further mentioned that he meets with the committee daily to discuss progress and provide necessary instructions.

The investigation has made significant strides, and updates on its progress will be shared in due course.

When questioned about any connections between the four Sri Lankans recently arrested in Gujarat, India, and the Easter attacks, the IGP stated that the legal division of the Sri Lanka Police has been directed to thoroughly review the commission report and provide relevant details.

There are currently no reports confirming such links, he added, asserting that he will receive information on the matter today (27).

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