Police officers of the Nuwara Eliya division had tried to silence a person who had provided a tip-off about the Jihadist Training Camp which was conducted by the National Thawheed Jamaat (NTJ) in May 2018, it was yesterday(11th Dec) informed to the PCOI probing Easter Sunday attacks.
According to a statement submitted by the Commission D.T. Ilesinghe, a resident from Nuwara Eliya, NTJ Leader Zahran and NTJ mentor Naufer Moulavi had participated at the camp.
The statement of Mr.Ilesinghe was, after the Easter Sunday attacks investigators from various agencies visited him and told him not to reveal anything about NTJ’S training camp to others.
It was already revealed before the Commission the failure of the Nuwara Eliya Police to find anything suspicious from a search operation conducted at a lodge where NTJ conducted its training camp on May 08,2018,had led the NTJ associates to escape from the Police. Testifying before the Commission Ilesinghe said that group of people arrived at Thakshila Holiday Inn, Nuwara Eliya in four white vans on May 05, 2018, and the group had never left the premises.