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Sri Lanka policeman defies Sirisena to testify

A Sri Lankan police officer on Tuesday defied President Maithripala Sirisena and testified before a parliamentary investigation into the Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed 258 people.

Mr. Sirisena has come in for major criticism after ordering top brass not to allow police, military or intelligence personnel to take part in hearings into the attacks.

On Tuesday, the committee heard evidence — much of it in camera — from Inspector N. B. Kasthuriarachchi, who was in charge of an area where the bombing mastermind was based before he went underground in the months prior to the attack.

Source: thehindu.com

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