29 May, 2022


Easter Attacks PSC: Where Is The President Of This Country? Sirisena Loyalist Salley Asks

We have now reached a situation where we are forced to ask ourselves whether there is a President in this country, Sirisena loyalist Azath Salley said while testifying before Parliamentary Select Committee probing Easter attacks last evening.


A visibly irked Salley speaking before the PSC members said he had continuously tipped off law enforcement and intelligence agencies regarding activities of the National Thawheed Jamath (NTJ), other Thawheed groups and its leaders including Abdul Razik of the Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamath to no avail.

“If a proper investigation was done into Zaharan’s activities and into the properties accumulated by the NTJ, this tragedy could have been avoided,” Salley said.

The ex-Governor went on to note that he will responsibly state that it was the brother of former Muslim Affairs Minister M H A Haleem – Fahim, who directly assisted NTJ expand its activities and extended such well sponsored state support to conduct their operations without a hindrance.

Given the NTJ mosques mushroomed in various parts of the country without any accountability or regulation, Salley says the backing and some of the funding to the NTJ directly came from coffers of the Muslim Affairs Ministry.

Answering a question aimed at him by Minister Ravi Karunanayake on whether there are more individuals who share Zaharan’s beliefs and operate similarly, Salley says, “yes there are but I will not publicly reveal that information.”

Salley goes on to note SLTJ Leader Abdul Razik is another individual who should have been taken into custody, but has been avoiding arrest for the past several years.

“Razik has openly stated that he gets goosebumps when he hears ISIS leader Al-Baghdadi speak. There is video evidence that proves his sympathy for ISIS and yet he is not arrested…Just three days beforemy resignation I asked the President why Abdul Razik is not being arrested. The President immediately contacted the CID to inquire. The officer on the line whispered something in his ear and that was it..” Salley said adding there are individuals within the government and law enforcement who prevent the arrest of Razik claiming he is an important informant.

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  • 0

    Is the PSC wasting the precious and valuable time of our UNP Ministers who have been giving us Yahapalanaya in Bucket Loads.except that little aberration during the Easter Weekend..

    Friday Forum with those signatures of the very eminent dignitaries in Colombo asked t the 6.2 Million Yahapalana supporters to pour on to the Streets to send Sira Home..

    Now with the newest and the latest demand from Hela Urumaya Champika and his offer to lead the Street Marchers how long the the Yahapalanistas will wait?.

    Unlike the FF , Champakas reasons for the Marches are Serious..
    And backed by a one hundred percent Guarantee from the Constitution according to HU Champika.

    Sira not fronting up to the UNP Cabinet Meets are not only un Constitutional but also a contempt of Court after the Oct HC Ruling….Because Sira is holding up 70 pieces of UNP Yahapalana Legislation which are very important .

    Will Champika’s one time Buddy and the Spiritual Guru Venerable Gannissara give him a hand?..

  • 0

    where is the Pm and President. They are puppets. If we had a real leader, all of you are in the jail or some where else. We hope he will come to us soon.

  • 3

    This guy is an extremist too. Married to two women, saying dogs cannot be taken in to mosques etc.

  • 2

    Mr Azath Salley,
    Our President is now in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. Hopefully, most school children must be learning the names non-Whabi Muslim countries, and of their capitals.
    They may get better informed than Donald Trump.

    • 1

      My apologies:
      Bishkek is the capital of Kyrgyzstan, and that is where Sirisena probably is at present.

      I thought it advisable to slip in the word “probably” since I know nothing of these places. Sounds pretty exotic. Manel Fonseka seeks to be the only person having any knowledge of these places. Nor do I know where Sirisena really is at this moment, although mine was one of the votes that got him the Presidency.

      But there also is another conference in the place I emntioned in my earlier comment: the fifth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia
      One way or another, it lloks as though the Presidency of any country can be quite enjoyable – while it lasts.
      “Call no man happy until he is dead” – Sophocles.

      Well, I don’t wish Sirisena anything as bad as the end of Gaddafi – but he seems to be courting some ending on those lines.

      One way or another, I feel that I’ve been a bit of an ass, talking about things that are outise my competence. Shouldn’t we seriously admire Sirisena for being able to cope with such things?

  • 4

    We should be grateful to Speaker of the house not to give in to our worthless, distruptive, greedy & not well educated President’s
    request to immeadiatrly cease the PSC to stop their inquiry in to the recent ‘BOMBINGS’.
    Let the civilians know the real facts about SLFP and SLPP

  • 0

    Hajiar Silisena may be in Mecca,.


  • 0

    Up to now major role played by of that state power which that control by UNP,-Wickramasinghe clique and his henchmen in Sri lanka.The nation power has virtually remained in the hand of UNP and alliance of TNA JVP & MC other as well.
    Under regime of UNP that after 21/4 attack by Muslim Terrorist who compelled to make only particular concession. But to hand out of that promises to search for all sorts of excuses to cover up that UNP ruling domination governances in Island.
    By Islam Terror massacre of 21/4.19 an accountability of that outfit that ISIS Terrorist back by USA has been dodge by leader of Ranil Wicks baliming that for” Global Terrorist”. This is only fool people by UNP show of ‘honest’ of the “good governances” back by USA+UK the regime in power since 1/8/15. .

    The UNP of RW said that in Words, it claim to be a popular,democratic- ‘good and rule of law’ working for public interest of such a government. But in DEEDS it is most corrupted-regime being to power since 1948 by that an anti-popular ,undemocratic and juta type of counter revolutionary govt led by of UNP that Wickramasinghe clique.
    This is the contradiction which has existed so far and which has been a sources of Sri lanka has complete instability and inconsistency of political power immediately after 21/4 Terror Attack by Local Muslim Terrorist of Thafikue Jammad.
    Meanwhile ongoing in Parliamentary steering committee by that TNA +JVP and MC have been engaged with such unfortunate (for the People) enthusiasm.
    Our nation been challenged by current Muslim Terrorist 21/4, even before that LTTE+TNA Tamil homeland terrorist even until 2009 May 19th, before early that JVP south Terrorist wanted aim to destroy ours 2600 years civilization withing last 71 years. Nation survival has to faith the People along.

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