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Sri Lankan intelligence chief resigns over Easter Sunday bombings

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Sri Lanka's has stepped down from his post in the wake of bombings that killed over 250 people in April.

While testifying before the (PSC) last week, had claimed that failed to hold regular security review meetings, reported.

On Friday, Sirisena had called an emergency cabinet meeting and said that police, military, intelligence officials and ministers will not testify before the PSC.

The Sri Lankan was said to have been upset over being grilled by the committee and the session being open to media.

Earlier, there were reports that Mendis was sacked by Sirisena following the comments he made to the committee. However, clarified that Mendis resigned.

Multiple blasts ripped through on April 21, when the Christian community was celebrating The explosions rattled churches and high-end hotels across the country, killing 258 people and injuring over 500.

A local Jihadi group and affiliate, National Thowheeth Jama'ath, claimed responsibility for the devastating attacks which have been widely condemned.

agencies had sent several warnings to their Sri Lankan counterparts warning of a possible terror attack. However, Sirisena and have both said that they were not informed about it before the April 21 attacks.

The said that people connected to the attacks have been apprehended.

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 04:55 IST