Talking to media, he said that when he was the Army Commander, he submitted reports on extremist groups to the responsible authorities but to no avail.
The General said although the responsible figures including the Ministry of defense had been provided the necessary intelligence for a long time, there was no person to make a decision or take leadership. He said they should look back to see who was responsible for the Ministry of Law and Order when the attacks took place.
The former Army Commander said that the main issue of this country is that the President, Prime Minister and politicians are being above the law.
It is noteworthy that President Maithripala Sirsena held the charge of defence and law and order. IGP and former defence secretary were arrested on charges of negligence for the attacks which killed over 260 people.