1. Did the SL Govt Know of the Attack?
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The Sri Lankan government had received tip offs from Indian intelligence of an imminent Jihadi attack. The intelligence had also pointed to the NTJ as one of the organisations that could be involved, reported The Times of India.
A report by The New York Times stated that Indian intelligence officials warned their Sri Lankan counterparts hours before the attack. It was reportedly the last in a series of unheeded alerts, including one 4 April warning and an 11 April intelligence memo that warned of attacks on churches and named the plotters.
The Sri Lankan government then named the National Thowheed Jamath, as the organisation behind the attacks.