Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock praised efforts taken by President Maithripala Sirisena, the Defence Ministry, Sri Lanka Police and intelligence services for swiftly taking action to apprehend the criminals who were responsible for the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks.
Stock presented President Sirisena with the Interpol Medal at the President’s Office in Colombo yesterday.
The President thanked Interpol Secretary General for immediately responding to the request made for assistance to investigate the April 21 explosions by terrorists.
Stock said that his organisation could send a team of experts to Colombo within two days of the attack and provide intelligence expert guidance and database information on terrorists.
The Interpol maintains a database and intelligence services could access these data through Interpol Asia office in Singapore.
Stock said that Sri Lanka police and intelligence officials are highly professional and the Interpol experts received their fullest cooperation.