National Intelligence Bureau

National Intelligence Bureau

Infobox Government agency
agency_name = National Intelligence Bureau
nativename = NIB
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formed = 1984
preceding1 = Intelligence Services Division, Sri Lanka Police
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jurisdiction = Government of Sri Lanka
headquarters = Colombo, Sri Lanka
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minister1_pfo = Minister of Defence
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parent_agency = Ministry of Defence
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The National Intelligence Bureau is an intelligence agency of the Sri Lankan government. It is tasked with both internal and external intelligence. It comes directly under the Ministry of Defence.


Until 1984 the Sri Lanka Police were responsible for internal intelligence functions, first under the Special Branch, and later under the Intelligence Services Division. The perceived failure of the Intelligence Services Division during the riots of July 1983 led the J.R. Jayawardene government to reevaluate the nation's intelligence network, and in 1984 the president set up a National Intelligence Bureau. The new organization combined intelligence units from the army, navy, air force, and police. [ [ SRI LANKA - A Country Study] ]


* Directorate of Internal Intelligence
* Directorate of Foreign Intelligencebut now its named as the State Intelligence service - SIS

ee also

*Ministry of Defence (Sri Lanka)


External links

* [ Over view of the Minister of Defence]
* [ Tiger terror and Male detour]

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