24 Apr 2019

More doubt cast on NZ link to Sri Lanka attacks

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 24 April 2019
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe Photo: AFP / ISHARA S. KODIKARA

The president of Sri Lanka, has said he will make sweeping changes to the military and the security services following the coordinated bombings of churches and hotels on Easter Sunday. Meanwhile Sri Lanka's deputy Defence Minister has claimed that investigators have been looking into a possible connection to the Christchurch mosque attacks. However, here in New Zealand doubt has already been cast over those claims both from the government and security analysts. Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu the founder Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives based in Colombo agrees that a New Zealand connection is highly unlikely.