Sisira Mendis, chief of the National Intelligence Department, resigned on Saturday after one and a half months of bomb blasts in Sri Lanka on April 21. President Maitripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Vikramasinghe have alleged that officials did not give them information about the intelligence received from India 15 days before the bomb blasts. Cicero was also facing criticism. In the bomb blasts that took place on Easter, 258 people including 11 Indians were killed.

According to the media, during the Parliament Select Committee (PSC), Sisira had claimed that the President had failed to take a meeting of the Security Council. After this the President also criticized Mendis by issuing the statement. Sri Lanka’s Defense Secretary Shanta Kottegoda confirmed Cicero’s resignation. Shanta said that Sisira was very unhappy with the criticism made by the President and she resigned from her post.

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