Sri Lanka appointed as a military officer as spy chief

Sri Lanka appointed as a military officer as spy chief. Brigadier Suresh Sallay, former director of Military Intelligence appointed as head of the State Intelligence Service (SIS).
Sheena

Updated: Dec 16, 2019 04:09:46 pm

Sri Lanka appointed as a military officer as spy chief

10 December 2019 Current Affairs:Sri Lanka, a military officer, appointed as head of the country's main intelligence agency. Brigadier Suresh Sallay, former director of Military Intelligence appointed as head of the State Intelligence Service (SIS).
It is the first time in the history of Sri Lanka that a military officer appointed as head of the SIS. His appointment comes three weeks after former defense secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa was elected president promising greater security. The three-decade civil war of the island nation against the Tamil Eelam Liberation Tigers (LTTE) during his tenure as secretary of defense. He survived an assassination attempt carried out by the LTTE with minor injuries. Brigadier Sallay's predecessor, Nilantha Jayawardana attached to the police headquarters.

Jayawardana accused by the island's suspended police chief, Pujith Jayasundara, for not taking seriously the intelligence shared by India, which warned of an imminent attack by the extremist group.
The SIS did not share the information warnings with the police department initiated actions to alert its older men but had no comments from the main spy agency. The 250 people died in eight coordinated suicide bomb attacks carried out by a local jihadist group on April 21. Two days after the attacks, Jayasundara said Sirisena asked him to take responsibility for the failure to avoid the bombings and resign in exchange for a diplomatic post.
Free Current Affairs to Your Email

Latest Current Affairs 2020

Defence

Bilateral Maritime Exercise between Japan and India, JIMEX 20, to Commence on 29 Sept

Sep 25,2020 10:03:57 pm
The exercise will showcase joint operational skills and a high degree of inter-operability through the conduct of a multitude of advanced exercises, across the spectrum of maritime operations.
Fresherslive . 3 days ago
Obituary

Veteran singer SP Balasubrahmanyam passed away

Sep 25,2020 10:02:06 pm
The veteran singer has sung over 40,000 songs in Tamil, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam and in 16 Languages.
Fresherslive . 3 days ago
Appointments / Resign

KVIC appointed Fashion Icon Sunil Sethi as Advisor

Sep 25,2020 10:01:02 pm
Sethi will advise the Commission on latest design interventions in the readymade garments segment and promotion of Khadi in India and abroad.
Fresherslive . 3 days ago
Awards and Honours

Kerala Tourisms Human by Nature campaign bagged 2020 PATA Grand Award

Sep 25,2020 10:00:19 pm
The PATA Gold Awards 2020 received 121 entries from 62 organisations and individuals across the world.
Fresherslive . 3 days ago
Important Days

World Maritime Day is observed on 24 September

Sep 24,2020 08:20:04 pm
The day aims to mark the contribution of international maritime industries towards the economy of the world especially shipping.
Fresherslive . 4 days ago
Bills & Acts

Monsoon Session 2020 of Parliament Concluded

Sep 24,2020 08:18:48 pm
During the Monsson Session 2020 of Parliament, 22 Bills (6 in Rajya Sabha and 16 in Lok Sabha, were introduced.
Fresherslive . 4 days ago
Summits & Conference

India, Sri Lanka to hold virtual bilateral summit on 26 September

Sep 24,2020 08:17:13 pm
The virtual bilateral summit between India and Sri Lanka will provide an opportunity to the two leaders to comprehensively review the broad framework of the bilateral relationship.
Fresherslive . 4 days ago
Schemes

PM launched Age Appropriate Fitness Protocols

Sep 24,2020 08:16:02 pm
he main objective is to bring into play different dimensions of fitness.
Fresherslive . 4 days ago
Obituary

MoS for Railways Suresh Angadi passed away

Sep 24,2020 08:15:05 pm
Angadi played a vital role in pushing through the long pending Bengaluru suburban rail service.
Fresherslive . 4 days ago
Bills & Acts

Parliament passed three Labour Codes to pave way for enactment of Labour Laws

Sep 23,2020 08:50:35 pm
The Social Security Code provides a framework to include organized and unorganized sector workers under the ambit of comprehensive social security.
Fresherslive . 5 days ago

Daily Current Affairs 2020



Entrance Exams

Subscribe to Current Affairs

Enter your email to get daily Current Affairs
Current Affairs PDF

Current Affairs 2020 September

September 25
News Quiz
September 24
News Quiz
September 23
News Quiz
September 22
News Quiz

Current Affairs 2020 August

August 31
News Quiz
August 29
News Quiz
August 28
News Quiz
August 27
News Quiz

Current Affairs 2020 July

July 31
News Quiz
July 30
News Quiz
July 29
News Quiz
July 28
News Quiz