“Stop ques­tion­ing them or I’ll close up shop!”

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FRONT PAGE -

AGreen top team mem­ber hail­ing from the city it­self had re­ceived an im­por­tant call from the palace the other day.

The call was a warn­ing not to sum­mon the in­tel­li­gence sleuths be­fore the se­lect com­mit­tee prob­ing the Easter Sun­day tragedy for ques­tion­ing in the pres­ence of me­dia per­son­nel.

The caller had ex­plained that the palace was averse to fer­ret­ing out “un­nec­es­sary sensitive in­for­ma­tion”, par­tic­u­larly do­ing so, be­fore video cam­eras for air­ing live.

The warn­ing from the palace had car­ried a hint that defying the in­struc­tions con­veyed could mean the sud­den ter­mi­na­tion of the on­go­ing session of the au­gust as­sem­bly, they say.

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