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India warns SL about more terror attacks
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The officials said Indian security agencies had alerted Sri Lanka that another National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) team led by Jal al-Quital alias Rilwan Marzag could carry out more attacks, Hindustan Times reported today. Noufar Moulvi, brother-in-law of Hashim, recently returned to Sri Lanka from Qatar and had taken charge of the group, they added. The NTJ, the little known group blamed for the bombing of churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, appears to have been inspired by Islamic State (IS) though direct links between the two are yet... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

CCTV footage of Katuwapitiya suicide bombing
Courtesy Adaderana
CCTV footage of the suicide bomber, who is responsible for the Katuwapitiya Church explosion, entering the Church and setting off the bomb, has been released to the media. Accordingly, the arrival of the suicide bomber is marked on the first CCTV camera at around 8.56 am and at around 8.59 am, he enters the church premises.  The CCTV camera inside the Church has recorded the suicide bomber entering the church after touching a small child in front of the church. He enters the church through a door on the left side of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Islamic state claims responsibility for Sri Lanka bombings - report
Courtesy Adaderana
Islamic state has claimed responsibility for coordinated bombings in Sri Lanka which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, the group's AMAQ news agency said on Tuesday. The group did not give evidence for its claim, a Reuters news report said. https://youtu.be/IvnvYyvoHpQ The statement on the Amaq news agency, which the group uses to put out statements, claimed that the attack was the work of “fighters of the Islamic State”. Until now, no group had claimed responsibility for the explosions, many of... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Local “National Tawheed Jamaat” behind Sri Lanka terror attack, govt probe to establish global links
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
By P.K.Balachandran
Colombo, April 23 (The Citizen): The Sri Lankan government said here on Monday, that the a local religious group, National Thowheed Jamaath, was behind the suicide attacks in Colombo and two other towns on Sunday in which 290 people, including 38 foreign nationals, were killed and more than 500 were injured. “Since such a small local group could not have organized such wide-scale and deadly attacks, an international group was likely to have been involved”, cabinet spokesman Dr.Rajitha Senaratne said. Addressing the media, Senaratne said that the “international support”... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Blasts carried out by ISIS with local connection – Dr. Rohan Gunaratna
Colombo, April 23: Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam Centre for International Studies in Singapore, says that the serial bombings in Colombo and two other towns in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, appear to be the handiwork of the Islamic State (IS) in collaboration with its “Sri Lankan branch.” Dr. Gunaratna, who is the foremost Sri Lankan expert on terrorism and political violence and author of Inside Al-Qaeda: Global Network of Terror (2003) told this correspondent over the phone from Singapore on Monday: “After the IS was ousted from Iraq and Syria, it branched... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Gotabaya Rajapaksa says under his watch, Lankan intelligence service was world class
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
SColombo, April 23 (newsin.asia): Former Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that he was shocked to witness the marring of the “respectable history” of Sri Lankan intelligence service in the case of the serial bombings in Colombo and elsewhere on April 21 – Easter Sunday.Under his watch, the Sri Lankan intelligence service had ensured the safety of all Sri Lankans. It was strengthened to a level where it was among the world’s leading intelligence services, Gotabaya said in a statement.”It was the first and foremost responsibility of any civilized society to denounce terror attacks... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Police in Colombo placed on high alert over suspicious vehicles
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 23 (Ada Derana) – All police stations in Colombo have reportedly been advised to stay on high alert with regard to a suspicious lorry and a small van entering the city. On the receipt of this intelligence, the DIG in charge of Colombo District has notified all senior police officers in the Colombo District and all police stations to stay on high alert. Information on suspicious vehicles and other suspicious incidents can be relayed to the Air Force emergency call unit through the hotline 116, stated Sri Lanka Air Force... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

India had warned Lanka of terror strikes. Interpol to send investigating team
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 22 (newsin.asia): India had warned Sri Lanka about imminent strikes suicide bombers twice this month – the first warning having been given on April 4 and the second on April 11, informed Sri Lankan sources said. Foreign agencies reported that Interpol will be sending a team to Sri Lanka to help Sri Lankan investigators to get to the bottom of the crime. An Indian source said that the Indian High Commission had shared information they had with the Sri Lankan government. He declined to give details. Harin Fernando, a cabinet minister,circulatedan... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Former CIA station chief on Sri Lanka deadly attacks: ‘This is by all accounts an intelligence failure’
By Talia Kaplan | Fox News
Former CIA station chief Daniel Hoffman called the deadly Easter Sunday explosions at multiple churches and hotels in Sri Lanka “an intelligence failure.” “This is by all accounts an intelligence failure. Security services are responsible for penetrating local extremist groups, understanding their nexus to other overseas transnational groups and then collecting intelligence so they can pre-empt attacks and that didn't happen in this case and as a result we have almost 300 dead and 500 wounded,” said Hoffman, a Fox News contributor, on “America’s Newsroom” on Monday. A pair holding dual U.S. and British nationalities was among the 11 foreigners killed after a series of explosions struck three churches and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Kabir’s bombshell
Ukraine has elected a professional comedian, of all people, as its President. Guatemala is the first country to have had a vaudevillian as the Head of State, a columnist tells us in his article, on this page, today. Several other countries have done likewise if the freakish conduct of their leaders is anything to go by. Sri Lanka has been an exception, though. It does not elect jokers to govern it; instead, it handpicks idiots and places them at the levers of power. If there had been anyone with an iota of intelligence, within the ranks of the yahapalana government,... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

A Reflection on The Easter Sunday bombings FROM DEATH TO LIFE
By Bishop Duleep de Chickera Courtesy The Island
Our condolences The tragedy of Good Friday returned on Easter Sunday when death suddenly struck scores of Christians celebrating the Festival of Life, yesterday. Our condolences and continuing compassion must be extended to those whose loved ones were snatched away or injured, in places considered safe. Our sorrow and compassion should also specially encircle the families of all those visitors to our country who were killed and injured. We are deeply sorry at your loss in our land of hospitality. Work... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Kabir: Suspect released by police due to powerful politician’s intervention carried out Easter attack
By Ifham Nizam Courtesy The Island
One of the suicide bombers, who carried out the Easter Sunday attacks, had been released from police custody a few months back due to pressure from a powerful politician, Minister Kabir Hashim revealed, yesterday. Fielding questions, Petroleum Resource Development Minister Kabir Hashim told The Island that following some incidents in the Mawanella area, Intelligence had unearthed cache of explosives at Lacktowatta in Wanathawilluwa, Puttalam. During the raid two key suspects were captured. However, due to the intervention of a powerful politician, they had been released and one of them had... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Fox’s Jesse Watters Says Dems Are ‘Pandering to Muslims’ by Using ‘Easter Worshippers’: ‘It’s a Made-Up Phrase’
By Aidan McLaughlin Courtesy Mediaite
Fox News host Jesse Watters went off on those referring to victims of the Sri Lanka bombings as “Easter worshippers,” accusing them of making up a term in order to pander to Muslims. Democrats, including former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, faced a backlash from conservatives for using the term “Easter worshippers” in their initial responses to the attacks. “Look at some of the leading Democrats, how they characterized it,” Watters said on The Five Monday. “They didn’t use ‘Christians.’ They didn’t say ‘a lot of churches.’ They actually said ‘Easter worshipers were under attack.’ You... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Massacre at Easter: The British brother and sister who fled the first Sri Lankan terror blast... only to be killed by a second explosion in the attack
By INDERDEEP BAINS and ARTHUR MARTIN IN COLOMBO FOR THE DAILY MAIL
Daniel Linsey, 19 and his sister Amelie, 15, escaped death in the dining room of the Shangri-La Hotel but died moments later when a second bomber struckMore than 300 people were killed in Easter Sunday's eight coordinated attacksLawyer Ben Nicholson confirmed his wife and two children died in one blastThe island nation remains on lockdown and police have found more explosives   A British teenage brother and sister escaped one of the Sri Lankan terror blasts only to be killed by a second, it was revealed last night.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Local group with international links behind Easter Day attacks - government spokesman, Rajitha Senaratne
Courtesy Adaderana
The Sri Lankan government has admitted it failed to act on multiple warnings before a coordinated series of attacks ripped through churches and hotels on Easter Sunday, and said it feared an international terror group might have been behind the atrocities. A government spokesman, Rajitha Senaratne, revealed that warnings were received in the days before the attacks, which killed 290 people and injured at least 500 more, including from foreign intelligence services. He said one of the warnings they received referred to Nations Thawahid Jaman (NTJ), a little-known local Islamist group which... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Police did not share intelligence report on attacks - Army Chief
Courtesy Adaderana
The intelligence services in the country are not integrated, says Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake. He stated this addressing the media at the Catholic Archbishop’s House this morning (22). The Army Chief called on His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith to discuss the Easter Day attacks that took place yesterday (21) and the situation prevailing in the country. https://youtu.be/Jwywjftb-ZI He stated that proper communication links should be established among all intelligence services in the country. The police were informed of the intelligence... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Breakup of foreign nationals killed in Colombo blasts
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 22 (newsin.asia): As of Monday April 22, 2019 7.00 pm, the number of foreign nationals who have been identified as killed is 31. The fatalities are: one from Bangladesh; two from China, eight from India, one from France, one from Japan, one from The Netherlands, one from Portugal, two from Saudi Arabia, one from Spain, two from Turkey, six from the UK, two holding US and UK nationalities, and two holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities. Additionally, 14 foreign nationals are unaccounted for at present, and could be among the unidentified victims at... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 23/04/19)

Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks
By Sanjeev Miglani Courtesy news.trust.org
There was no claim of responsibility for the attack but suspicion was focusing on Islamist militants in the Buddhist-majority country COLOMBO, April 22 (Reuters) - Sri Lanka said on Monday it was invoking emergency powers in the aftermath of devastating bomb attacks on hotels and churches, blamed on militants with foreign links, in which 290 people were killed and nearly 500 wounded. The emergency law, which gives police and the military extensive powers to detain and interrogate suspects without court orders, will go into effect at midnight... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Sri Lanka bombings: Islamist group blamed but focus also on failure of security forces
Jason Burke Courtesy The Guardian (UK)
National Thowheeth Jama’ath named as perpetrators as focus shifts to warning received at least 10 days before Mon 22 Apr 2019 12.54 BSTLast modified on Mon 22 Apr 2019 13.22 BST  Sri Lankan security forces secure the area around St Anthony’s Shrine, one of the churches targeted in multiple suicide bombings on Easter Sunday. Photograph: Getty Images Sri Lankan officials have blamed a small local group called National Thowheeth Jama’ath for the bomb attacks on Sunday. It is unclear whether this assertion is based on new information discovered by investigators since the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Shangri-La suicide bomber identified
Shehan Chamika Silva Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The police today informed Colombo Chef Magistrate’s Court that the suicide bomber of the Shangri-La hotel had been identified as Insan Seelavan and owned a factory in Avissawella- Wellampitiya road. Nine employees of the said factory were arrested by the Wellampitiya Police and were remanded till May 6 after being produced in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court. The Police also informed the court that the suicide bomber was suspected to have links with other suicide killers died in the Dematagoda blast. (... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Death toll increases to 290
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The death toll for the Easter Sunday terror attacks has risen to 290 by Monday morning with 500 have been injured, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said. He said 24 suspects are currently in the CID custody.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

87 low explosive detonators found in Pettah
Courtesy Adaderana
The police have recovered explosive detonators abandoned at the private bus stand in Bastian Mawatha, in Pettah, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. Accordingly, 87 low explosive detonators have been found this way.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Sri Lanka to declare conditional state of emergency following terror attacks
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 22 (newsin.asia) – Sri Lanka’s National Security Council has announced that a conditional state of emergency will be declared from tonight, midnight, following the deadly attacks which ripped through Sri Lanka on Sunday. The Sri Lanka government said they will also re-impose an islandwide night-time police curfew starting from 8.00pm Monday till 4.00am Tuesday. A curfew was imposed on Sunday afternoon following the bombings in Sri Lanka which has so far killed 290 people. The curfew was lifted at dawn on Monday. Meanwhile Health Minister, Rajitha Senaratnne said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Another minor explosion reported in Colombo
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 22 (newsin.asia) – Another minor explosion was reported from Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo a short while ago when the bomb disposal squad tried to detonate a bomb which was found inside an abandoned vehicle. https://youtu.be/lwYbVbS_2es The vehicle had been parked close to the church in Kochikade where a massive bomb exploded on Sunday causing many casualties.So far no injuries have been reported. Meanwhile, the police also discovered 87 low explosives detonators at Colombo’s main bus stations in Pettah during special search operations. Police said that the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Lankan President appoints three-man panel to look into blasts
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 22 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday appointed a three-man committee to go into Easter Sunday’s multiple blasts in Colombo, Negombo, and Batticaloa, and report back to him in two weeks’ time. The members of the committee include Sri Lankan Supreme Court justice Vijith Malalgoda, form Inspector General of police N.k.Illangakoon. The blasts in eight places took the lives of 290 persons, including, 36 foreign nationals, and left 500 injured. The junior Minister of Defense Ruwan Wikewardene said that 24 persons have been arrested so... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

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අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය රනිල් සහ අමාත්‍යවරුන් වන මංගල සමරවීර සහ රාජිත සේනාරත්න බුද්ධි අංශ සහ ආරක්ෂක අංශ දුර්වල කරමින්, සහජීවනයේ නාමයෙන් මෙම ත්‍රස්තවාදීන්ට නිදහසේ කටයුතු කිරීමට පරිසරය සැකසුවේය.
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පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ වූ මරාගෙන මැරෙන බෝම්බකරුවෙක් මින් පෙර මාවනැල්ල සිදුවීමේදි අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන පසුව දේශපාලන බලපෑම් නිසා නිදහස් කළ පුද්ගලයෙකි. ඔහු නිදහස් කිරීමට බලපෑම් කර ඇත්තේ ජනපති මෛත්‍රීගේ ශ්‍රී ලංකා නිදහස් පක්ෂ පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එම්. එල්. ඒ. එම් හිස්බුල්ලා ය. දෙමටගොඩ ප්‍රහාරය එල්ල කිරීමට පහසුකම් සැපයූ කෝටිපති ව්‍යාපාරික මොහොමඩ් ඊබ්‍රහීම් මැද කොළඹ ප්‍රබල එක්සත් ජාතික පක්ෂ ආධාරකරුවෙකි. 2015 මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ රජය පරාජය කිරීමට දැඩි ලෙස කැපවූ අයෙකි. ඔහු ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණ සමග ඉතා සමීපව දේශපාලනය කළ අතර ජනතා විමුක්ති පෙරමුණේ ජාතික ලයිස්තුවේ ස්ථානයක් පවා ලබා දීමට මොහොමඩ් ඊබ්‍රහීම් ජනතා... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Did ISIS help plot the carnage? With suicide vests, Christians targeted on a religious holiday and a brutal contempt for civilian lives, the Sri Lankan bombings bear all the hallmarks of the terror group
Courtesy Mail online
207 people died, including five Britons, and 450 were injured in Sri Lankan blasts13 suspects were arrested but no nation or group has claimed responsibilityThe attack bears the hallmarks of IS: explicitly targeting civilians, designed to cause maximum terror and bloodshed, and perpetrated on a Christian holiday  By LARISSA BROWN, DEFENCE AND SECURITY EDITOR FOR THE DAILY MAIL After living through a bloody civil war that dragged on for three decades, the people of Sri Lanka are no strangers to terror. But the carnage that unfolded yesterday saw the country’s enemies... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

SRI LANKA TERRORISM HAS HALLMARKS OF PREVIOUS ATTACKS
BY SETH J. FRANTZMAN Courtesy The Jerusalem Post
When it comes to mass murder and coordinated terror attacks, we have a long list of experiences to compare. coordinated series of attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday conjures up memories of previous terrorist attacks. Striking at worshipers at prayer reminds us of the Christchurch Mosque shootings in New Zealand on March 15. It also appears linked to previous Easter attacks, including the 2017 Palm Sunday assault in Egypt in 2017 in which 45 people were murdered, and the terrorist attack in Lahore in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

National Thowheeth Jama’ath’s hand in Sri Lankan blasts suspected
NEENA GOPAL Courtesy The Deccan Chronicle
Six members of the NTJ were reportedly arrested when police homed in on one of their hideouts in the city.  A view of St. Sebastian’s Church damaged in blast in Negombo, north of Colombo, Sri Lanka, on Sunday. (Photo: AFP) Bengaluru: Hours after the first six bombs tore through some of the Sri Lankan capital’s most revered Christian shrines, followed by two more, shattering a decade-long hiatus from a 30-year-long bloody campaign by the separatist Tamil Tigers, the island nation may be facing a fresh... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Anti-Buddhist NTJ behind attack?
NEENA GOPAL THE ASIAN AGE. 
Warning by Indian intelligence sent on April 7 went unheeded.  Sri Lankan firefighters stand in the area around St. Anthony's Shrine after a blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Photo: AP) Bengaluru: Hours after the first six bombs tore through some of the Sri Lankan capital’s most revered Christian shrines, followed by two more, shattering a 10-year hiatus from a 30-year-long bloody campaign by the Tamil Tigers, the island nation may be facing a fresh and far more virulent threat posed by a radical Muslim group... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

FINANCIAL EXPLOITERS
ALI SUKHANVER
CPEC has become a pain in the neck of the forces hostile to Pakistan. They know it very well that CPEC is a life-line of Pakistan and after completion this project is going to give Pakistan a new economic boost. This project would certainly liberate Pakistan from the economic exploitation of the institutions like IMF which are simply like tools in the hands of US. Recently it was reported in media that IMF is pressuring Pakistan to either slow down work on the CPEC or come out of it. Coming out of the CPEC or slowing... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ඉතිහාසයතුල අඳුරුතම දිනයක්
ජාතික විද්වත් සංවිධානය
ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ඉතිහාසයතුල අඳුරුතම දිනයක් සනිටුහන් කරමින් 2019 අප්‍රේල් 21 වන පාස්කු ඉරු දින කොච්චිකඩේ සාන්ත අන්තෝනි, මීගමුව කටුවාපිටිය ශාන්ත සෙබස්තියන්  මඩකලපුව සියොන් යන දේවස්ථාන තුන ඇතුලු ස්ථාන හයක  සිදුවූ බෝම්බ පිපිරවීම  බෞද්ධ, කතෝලික, හින්දු හා මුස්ලිම් ඇතුලු සියලු ආගම් නියෝජනය ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ජනතාව අතිශය සංවේගයට සහ  ලජ්ජාවට පත් කල සිදුවීම් ලෙස හෙලා දකින ජාතික විද්වත් සංවිධානය පොදුවේ ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ජනතාවටත් විශේෂයෙන් සිද්ධිය නිසා මියගිය හා තුවාල ලැබූ අයගේ පවුල් වල සාමාජිකයින් ඇතුලු කතෝලික ප්‍රජාව වෙත සිය කණගාටුව ප්‍රකාශ කර සිටී. ආගමික හෝ දේශපාලන ප්‍රචණ්ඩත්වය විසින් කිසිම ප්‍රජාවකට අත්කරදෙන කුමන හො... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

පුරවැසි වගකීම ඉටුකිරීමට ජනතාව පෙරට ආ යුතුයි.
පූජ්‍ය වකමුල්ලේ උදිත හිමි ලේකම්  ජාතික භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණ.
අද උදෑසන සිට තැනින් තැන සිදුවන හදිසි පිපිරීම් නිසා මුළු රටම මේ වන විට දැඩි නොසන්සුන්කාරී තත්වයකට පත්ව ඇත. මේ දක්වාම රජය මගින් මෙම සිදුවීම් දාමය පිළිබඳව නිවැරදි ප‍්‍රකාශයක් කර නැත. එම නිසාම මෙහි ව්‍යාකූලත්වය තවත් බරපතල වී තිබේ. ප‍්‍රහාරයන්ගෙන් ජීවිතක්‍ෂයට පත්වී සිටින සිංහල, දෙමළ, මුස්ළිම්, බර්ගර්, මැලේ ශී‍්‍ර ලාංකීය හා විදේශීය සියලූ දෙනා වෙනුවෙන් ජාතික භික්‍ෂු පෙරමුණ දැඩි සංවේගය පළකර සිටින අතර මෙම ප‍්‍රහාරය දැඩිව හෙළා දකින්නෙමු. එසේම මෙම ප‍්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ සැබෑ වගඋත්තරකරුවන් සොයා අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන නීතිය ක‍්‍රියාත්මක කිරීමත් ආණ්ඩුවේ වගකීමක් බව අවධාරණය කරන අතර මෙම ප‍්‍රහාර මාලාවට... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Buffet bomber: Terrorist waited in line for breakfast and then set off bomb
Courtesy NZHerald
One of the Sri Lanka terrorist bombers checked into a five-star hotel, waited in a queue for a breakfast buffet and then blew himself up, it has emerged. A manager at the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo said the attacker had set off the horrific explosion in a packed restaurant at 8.30am. The bomber had checked in under a false address, claiming he was in the city on business, before unleashing terror on one of the hotel's busiest days of the year. At least 207 people have died in the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Pipe bomb detonated on road to airport
Courtesy The Sydney Morning Herald
A pipe bomb was found near Colombo's airport, according to officials. The bomb was found on a road near Bandaranaike International Airport and detonated by explosives experts, Air Force spokesman Gihan Seneviratne told Bloomberg. Three police officers were killed while searching a suspected safe house in the outskirts of Colombo in the eighth explosion on Easter Sunday. The occupants of the house reportedly detonated explosives to prevent arrest. The explosions tore through congregations at churches in Colombo, nearby Negombo and the eastern Sri Lankan town of Batticaloa.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Lankan President appoints commission as police make headway in blasts investigation
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 21 (newsin.asia): The Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday decided to appoint a commission to inquire into the Eastern Sunday serial blasts in Colombo and three other towns in which 228 persons, including nine foreigners, were killed and 470 injured. The media reported that the President would ask the commission to submit a report within two weeks. Meanwhile, the police have recovered the van in which the explosives used in the carnage were carried. The van was found in Ramakrishna Road in Wellawatte in South Colombo. Its driver has been arrested. The... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Death toll from multiple blasts in Sri Lanka rises to 228
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 21 (newsin.asia) – The death toll from the multiple blasts which ripped across Sri Lanka on Sunday has risen to 228 while over 450 have been injured. The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) in a statement said that 32 foreigners from China, Belgium, USA, and UK were among those killed. The police have imposed an island-wide curfew which will stay indefinitely. State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene called Sunday’s attacks a “terrorist attack carried out by extremist groups”, and said a full investigation will be conducted to... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Four Indian nationals killed in Colombo blasts
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Kasargode, April 22 (The Hindu): Four Indian nationals were killed in the Colombo serial blasts while six others are reported to have escaped with minor injuries. The four victims have been identified as P.S. Raseena, Lakshmi, Narayan Chandrashekhar, Ramesh. Businessman and TDP leader Amilineni Surendrababu and five of his friends, who were on holiday inSri Lankaand staying at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, had a narrow escape as blasts hit the hotel on Sunday morning. Superintendent of Police, Anantapur, G.V.G. Ashok Kumar said the six Indians were safe, but could not be contacted.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

Lankan intelligence had warned that Mohamad Sararan of “Nations Thawahid Jaman” was to stage a suicide attack’
Courtesy NewsIn.Asia
Colombo, April 22 (newsin.asia): Before the blasts in Colombo and other towns in Sri Lanka on Sunday, a memo warned of a potential attack and requested heightened security, a police source told CNN. State Intelligence service had said in the memo that information had been received regarding an alleged plan of suicidal attack by the leader of ‘ Nations Thawahid Jaman” Mohomad Saharan. The memo was dated April 11 and was signed by Sri Lanka’s Deputy Inspector General of police. Priyalal Dissanayake Sri Lankan Minister of Telecommunication Harin Fernando tweeted a picture of the memo... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 22/04/19)

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Terrorism

  • An Indian eyewitness account of the last 70 hours of Terrorist War in Sri Lanka . FINAL HOURS
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone-Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
    Final assault
    B. MURALIDHAR REDDY in the war zone
    -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • The war is over - With the death of LTTE chief Velupillai Prabakaran, the militant campaign for a Tamil state in Sri Lanka seems to have come to an end. -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09) LTTE RISE & FALL -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Where is Prabakaran? -Full Story- (frontlineonnet.com/ - 08/06/09)
  • Great Power Confrontation in the Indian Ocean: The Geo-Politics of the Sri Lankan Civil War by Mahdi Darius Nazemroay -Full Story- (globalresearch.ca - 25/10/09)
  • TWO EMISSARIES FROM UK AND FRANCE TWIST THEIR PURPOSE OF VISIT TO SRI LANKA. Malin Abeyatunga .-Full Report- (The LankaWeb-02/05/09)

History

  • THE ANCESTRY OF RAVANA A close study of the Ramayana, particularly the last book or Uttara Kanda, reveals that Ravana, the enemy of Lord Rama, was not a Dravidian, as many people have thought, but related to the Sri Lanka, who are considered to be Aryans-that Ravana was a migrant to Sri Lanka from the Vedic family of the Yadus, perhaps deriving originally from the city of Mathura south of Delhi. The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from the north was from Gujarat and of the Yadu family, which dominated the southwest of India and from the region of Gujarat had access to the sea on which they travelled far in their trading and colonizing ventures. The Ramayana tells the Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, had close connections with region of the Yadus, which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura south of Delhi.
  • Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    123,000 BC - Oldest human found in Lanka - Pathirajawela in the deep South.
    12000 BC - MaduruOya findings World's oldest findings of the use of Steel, Copper, and irrigation technology
    7500 BC - Connections between Cambians, Sri Lankans, Ramayanaya & Mahabharataya The first wave of migrants to Sri Lanka from north India, were from the Yadu family from Gujarat. Yadus dominated the southwest of India (which included Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra and Rajasthan up to Mathura, just south of Delhi).
    6000 BC - Lankan city on Mahamevuna Uyana - Archeologists uncovered 35 feet under the present Mahamevuna Uyana in Anuradapura,
    3000 BC - Sigiriya is considered the AlakaMandava of the Ravana
    2517 Ramayanaya and Sri Lanka According to Ramayana story, Ravana, the king of Sri Lanka, belongs to a family of migrants from North India who had close connections with region of the Yadus,
    2517 BC - Ravana gets killed in Balangoda during March, 2517BC Ravana, while attending to the wounds suffered in combat by Vibishana (his brother) in Balangoda,
    1000 BC - Sri Lanka has the latest technology : Iron technology is evident in SL
    900 BC - Anuradapura, a major town of, at least 10 Hectares (25 Acres). Anuradhapura was at least 10 ha in extent by ca. 900 BC (perhaps much more). By then prehistoric stone tool technology had been completely superseded by that of iron
    700 BC - Anuradapura Town, 50 Hectares (125 Acres) .
    600 BC - Earliest Proof of Brahmi writing in Lanka At 600-500 BC, the very first appearance of writing (in Brahmi letters almost identical to the Asokan script 200 years later) marked the beginning of the Early Historic period. This writing, radiocarbon dated on charcoal and checked by thermoluminescence dating, is inscribed on potsherds signifying the ownership. Among the names, was Anuradha.
    483 BC - Vijaya lands in Sri Lanka. Girihadu Seya is built in Thiriyaya. Buddha's relics are enshrined in Mahiyanganaya Dagaba Sarabu Maharahatan Vahanse picked Budda relics from the burning cortege and arrived in Mahiyanganaya
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    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
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