President Maithripala Sirisena revealed that over 130 suspects linked to the Islamic State (IS) terror cell have been operating in Sri Lanka.

The President said that according to available information, around 140 suspects linked to the terror network are in Sri Lanka.

 “The security forces and Police are conducting successful operations to arrest the suspects,” he said.

The President said that several suspects have already been arrested following the Easter Sunday attack, and the terror network will be completely eliminated from Sri Lanka.

The President made the revelation while speaking to local media heads in Colombo today.

Speaking further, the President said that the Defence Secretary and Inspector General of Police had failed in their duties and that is why he called for their resignation.

He said that they had failed to share prior information obtained by them over a possible terror attack in the country.

The President added that he and the entire Government will also take the full responsibility for the attacks.