Lankan police chief faces crimes against humanity

2 July, 2019 12:00 AM printer

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka’s police chief and a top defence official should be tried for “grave crimes against humanity” over their failure to prevent Easter bombings that killed 258, the state prosecutor said Monday, reports AFP.

Dappula de Livera said Inspector-General of Police Pujith Jayasundara and Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando failed to heed advance warnings of the April 21 suicide bombings of a local jihadi group.

“The two officials should be brought before a magistrate for their criminal negligence to prevent the April 21 attacks,” de Livera said in a letter to the acting police chief.