A CID investigator told the Presidential commission probing the Easter Sunday attacks that the mobile phone data of a former intelligence chief Nilantha Jayawardena has been permanently deleted.
Giving evidence on Wednesday (16) Sampath Kumara, a chief police inspector at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)’s Digital Forensics Laboratory said the mobile phone data has been permanently deleted through the ‘factory reset’ option.
The factory reset option is used to remove user data from an electronic device and restore it back to the original manufacturer settings.
The presidential commission had instructed the CID to uncover material on the attacks, if available, on the mobile phone and laptop of former State Intelligence Service director Nilantha Jayawardana.
Kumara, giving evidence, said a forensic study had been carried out into both electronic devices, and that the data on the mobile phone could not be retrieved.