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Pamela Constable and Lanka

sri: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/For The Washington Post By Pamela Constable and Pamela Constable Foreign correspondent covering Afghanistan, Pakistan, South Asia, Latin America and immigration Email Bio Follow Amantha Perera April 26 at 11 25 PMCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's president said Friday that intelligence failings allowed the devastating Easter attacks to take place and that a major reorganization of the security services would occur in the coming days, according to Rabble. Speaking to local media executives at his residence, President Maithripala Sirisena said the national police chief and defense secretary had both been warned about the attacks but did not inform him. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, on April 25, 2019. Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and police chief Pujith Jayasundara resigned this week at Sirisena's request. It was a serious lapse on their part and shirk of responsibility, he said. They did not say a word about this warning letter. ( As reported in the news.