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Muslim terrorists heading towards a Jihadist Nandikadal
H. L. D. Mahindapala
The history of terrorism in Sri Lanka reveals a clear pattern. The first to take up arms in the post-Independent era were the misguided Sinhala youth. They were educated youth desperately running in search of a quick solution to establish their classless paradise. Their violence did not take them anywhere. The Tamil youth were the second to take up arms. Most of their cadres too consisted of educated Tamil youth running in search of a speedy route to establish their mono-ethnic paradise. At the end of a three-decade war they ended... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Sri Lanka's future via Islamic terrorism combined with International interference
By shenali Waduge
Sri Lanka before regime change had zero terror attacks since 2009, tragically just 4 years after a well-coordinated US-RAW-LTTE-TNA-JVP-UN-US-EU joint regime change over 350 dead on just one day with hundreds more injured or battling for life. While, those that were brought into power in 2015 are pointing blame fingers at each other, it serves no purpose for a nation now returning to the fear psychosis that prevailed throughout LTTE terror. This is not the change they were promised. Sri Lanka is today dealing with a weak & spineless government at the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

අස්වනු නෙළා ගැනීමේ මංගල්‍ය
චන්ද්‍රසේන පණ්ඩිතගේ විසිනි
යහපාලන රජයේ වසර හතරක් පුරා වැපුරූ මහා වෙනසේ අස්වැන්න නෙලා ගැනීමේ මංගල්‍ය පසුගිය ඉරිදා පාස්කු ඉරිදා මුළු මහත් ලෝකවාසී ජනතාව ඉදිරියේ එලි දක්වන ලදී. මේ රජය වසර හතරක් පුරා මොනවාද කලේ යයි අසමින් රජයට කොලොප්පන් කරමින් සිටි මිනිසුන්ට හොදට තේරුම් ගන්නට තරම් විශාල අස්වැන්නක් ලබාදී, අපි මෙච්චර දෙයක් වෙයි කියලා හිතුවේ නැහැයි කියන්නට තරම් අධි අස්වැන්නක් මෙරටවාසි සියලුම ජන කණ්ඩායම් වලටම උරුම කරදී ඇත. යහපාලන රජයේ මේ අති දැවැන්ත වැපිරීම හා අස්වැන්නෙන් පිඩා විදි සියලුම ජනතාවට අපගේ බලවත් ශෝකය පළකරමින්, මියගිය හා තුවාල ලැබූ සියලුම ජනතාවට සුබවාදී සියලුම බලවේගයන්ගේ ආශිර්වාදය ලැබී,නිදුක් වේවා! සුවපත්වෙවායි!... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

ජනාධිපතිට අගමැතිට ඇගිලි දිගු කරනවා වෙනුවට සමස්ත රජය මේ ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරයේ වගකිම භාර ගත යුතුයි
අද දින පැවැති ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ මාධ්‍ය හමුව
අද දින පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වී නියෝජිතයින් ·       පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා ·       පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රි තේනුක විදානගමගේ මහතා ·       පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී දිලුම් අමුණුගම මහතා පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී සෙහාන් සේමසිංහ මහතා අපි ගෙවමින් ඉන්න ඛේදජනක තත්ත්වය ගැන පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ කතා කළත් රජයේ දුර්වලතාවය ගැන ආන්ජුවට අවබෝධයක් නැහැ.මේ ඛේදවාචකයේ වගකිම රජය භාරගත යුතුයි.ජනාධිපතිට අගමැතිට ඇගිලි දිගු කරනවා වෙනුවට සමස්ත රජය මේ ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරයේ වගකිම භාර ගත යුතුයි. බුද්ධි අංශය මෙවැනි ප්‍රහාරයක් සිදුවිය හැකි බව රජයට දැනුම් දි... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

ජාතික ආරක්ෂාව පිලිබඳ සර්වපාක්ෂික සමුළුව 2019 අප්‍රේල් 25-  සර්වපාක්ෂික සමුන්‍දාවේදී ඉදිරිපත් කළ අදහස්
ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ
පසුගිය පාස්කු ඉරිදා දින සිදුවූ සහාසික ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරයෙන් පසු තත්වය සාකච්චා කිරීම සඳහා සර්ව පාක්ෂික සමුළුවක් කැදවීම පිළබඳ ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණේ ගෞරවය පුද කර සිටින අතර ඒ සඳහා සහභාගී වීමට අප පක්ෂය වෙත ආරාධනා කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් ස්තුතිය පල කර සිටින්නෙමු.  පසුගිය ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරය පිළිබඳවත් ඉන් පෙර,පසු තත්වය පිළිබඳවත් පවතින තත්වය හමුවේ  ගත යුතු ඉදිරි ක්‍රියාමාර්ග පිළිබඳව ජාතික ආරක්ෂාව සහ ජාතීන් අතර සමගිය වෙනුවෙන් ඕනෑම කැපකිරීමක් කිරීමට නිරන්තර සූදානමින් සිටින අප පක්ෂයේ අදහස් හා යෝජනා මෙසේ ඉදිරිපත් කරන්නෙමු. ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුණ ලෙස අපේ දර්ශනය සිංහල,දමිළ,මුස්ලිම්,මැලේ,බර්ගර් යන සියලු... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

What the government should do
Sunil Vijaya
Dear Editor,    We are no experts on security however common sense would suggest the following.  Declare a 24-hour curfew and round up all Wahaabis (Saudi influenced radical islamists). both men and women and politicians and incarcerate them indefinitely, under emergency laws.  If Human Right lobby such as AI cry foul, request them to keep the terrorists in their homes.  Negligence by even former government led to this catastrophe.  Begin clean up from MUHUDU MAHA VIHARA precincts in Pottuvil.  Drive out all wahabis from the temple land they encroached... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

The terrorist attacks carried churches and hotels in Sri Lanla
International Network for Sri Lankan Democracy (INSD), Stuttgart 
We at International Network for Sri Lankan Democracy (INSD) condemn the terrorist attacks carried out targeting churches and hotels in Sri Lanka claiming lives of over 300 innocent civilians including foreigners, and injuring nearly 500.   We commend the people of Sri Lanka for the patient manner in which they reacted at a time of shock and immense grief. A close look at the facts shows that the government of Sri Lanka could have avoided this disaster if due consideration had been given to  the information provided by international intelligence with regard to the attacks. The fact that the Minister... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

BUDDHISM IN THE NORTHERN PROVINCE (1990-2019)
KAMALIKA PIERIS
This essay presents some events relating to Buddhism in the north in the last three decades.  But first some news from the Eastern province. In January 2019 it was reported that construction work on the tallest Buddha statue in the Batticaloa district at Mahindaramaya, Mayelankarachchi in the Koralai Pattu West, Valaichchenai has commenced. The 60-foot statue will be the tallest in Batticaloa said Mahindaramaya Chief Incumbent Ven. Kaddukasthodda Mahindalangara. Some new temples were erected during the period under review. Admiral Sandagiri, then Commander Northern naval area   built a Buddhist temple, Sanghamitta Seya,   at Dambukola... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Response of Sinhala Buddhists to the Muslim Menace
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
The Bodu Bala Sena is a movement under the leadership of group of distinguished, academically accomplished, and deeply patriotic Bhikkhus and lay Buddhists, dedicated to the task of revitalizing and reinforcing cultural nationalism in Sri Lanka, the only motherland of the Sinhala community. In spite of varied challenges and threats to which they were subject in the recent past, it continues to have a steadfast support base among concerned Buddhists both ordained and lay, across the country and overseas. Its aim is to save our nation from spiritual decay and disintegration, to halt the erosion... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

සිංහල - මුස්ලිම් උණුසුම එක්වරම ඉවැන්ජලිකල් - කතෝලික තෙරපුමක් දක්වා පරිවර්තනය වුයේ ඇයි?
නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන B.Sc(Col),PGDC(Col)
පසුගිය සතියේ දක්නට ලැබුණ ආගම් නීතිය සහ දේශපාලනය හා බැදී උණුසුම සහ ඒවා හාස්කමකින් මෙන් සමනය වන ආකාරය අතීතයේ දක්නට නො වීය. එය යහපත් ප්‍රවණතාවයකි. 1815 උඩරට ගිවිසුමෙන් පසු 1818 ඇති වූ කැරැල්ලත්, 1962කුමන්ත්‍රණය, 1972 , 1988-1989 ආයුධ සන්නද්ධ අරගලයත්, වසර 30ක් පුරා උතුරු නැගෙනහිර මුල් කරගෙන පැවති සන්නද්ධ ගැටුමත් ලංකාවේ බහුතර සිංහල ජනසමාජයට බොහෝ පාඩම් කියා දී ඇති හෙයින් ජනතාව බේද කරමින්, නැවත මිනිස් සංහාරයක් සිදු කරවීම දක්වා ගැටුමක් නිර්මාණය කළ නො හැකි බව ප්‍රත්‍යක්ෂ වීම ලාංකිකයින් ලැබූ විසල් ජයග්‍රහණයකි.උතුරු නැගෙනහිර පැවති බෙදුම්වාදී යුද්ධය 2009 මැයි 18 වැනි දින අවසන් වීමත් සමග  වත්මන් බෞද්ධ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Stand Against Islamic Extremism in Sri Lanka
අමාදම් ගඟුල
[1] අන්තවාදී ශරියා නීති තහනම් කිරීමට බලකරමු [2] අන්තවාදී බුර්කාව තහනම් කිරීමට බල කරමු [3] අන්තවාදය උගන්වන ශරියා විශ්වවිද්‍යල සහ අරාබි පාසල් වසා දැමීමට බල කරමු [4] අන්තවාදී පූජකයින් මෙරටට ගෙන්වීම නැවත්වීමට බල කරමු [5] අන්තවාදයට සම්බන්දයයි සැක සිතන සියළු දෙනාගෙ දේපොල පරීක්ෂාවට බල කරමු [6] අන්තවාදීන්ට උදව්කල සියළු මුස්ලිම් දේශපාලකයින් නෙරපා දැමීමට බල කරමු [7] අන්තවාදී ක්‍රියාකාරකම් බහුල මුස්ලිම් ප්‍රදේශ තුල නිතර සෝදිසි මෙහෙයුම් සිදු කිරීමට බල කරමු [8] ඉස්ලාම් ව්‍යාප්තවාදයට ආවඩන හලාල් වෙලද සහතිකය ඉවත් කිරීමට බල කරමු  [9] මේවැනි යෝජනාවන් නිසා ඔබගේ මුස්ලිම් මිතුරා අසතුටට පත්වේනම් ඔහුටද විෂබීජය ශරීර ගතවී ඇතැයි සැක සිතමු ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

MUSLIMS: UNDERMINING NATIONAL INTERESTS
Dr. Daya Hewapathirane
The small communities of Tamils and Muslims living in Sri Lanka, amount to a total of about 24% of the country’s total population. These communities are descendants of groups of individuals, exclusively males, who initially arrived in this island at different times in the past for various purposes, and later settled down among the Sinhala people. The Tamils came from southern India and observe the cultural traditions of Tamilnadu which is their homeland where the Tamil culture and Tamil language originated. Initially Tamils came to the island as invaders and mercenaries and later, especially in... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

'He had a long beard, lost his sense of humour': Sri Lanka bomber left Australia a 'changed man'
Courtesy  Brisbane Times
One of the Sri Lankan bombers came back from Australia after his postgraduate studies a changed man, his sister says. Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed studied at Swinburne University in Melbourne between 2009 and 2013, The Australian reported. Sri Lanka bomber Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed studied at Swinburne University in Melbourne.CREDIT:SEVEN NEWS Mohamed, suspected to be one of the ringleaders of the atrocity in Sri Lanka, was investigated by the Joint Counter Terrorism Team in 2014 because of his links to several suspects including Australian-born IS militant Neil Prakash, the paper says.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Kerala IS cells played a role in Lanka blasts? Probe on
Times of India
KOZHIKODE: Security agencies are probing whether any of the  ..  Read more at:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/69050078.cms?utm_source=contentofinterest&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=cppst... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Sri Lankan bomber investigated for terrorism in Australia
One of the Sri Lankan bombers who studied at an Australian university was investigated by the Joint Counter Terrorism Team in 2014, The Australianreports.  Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed studied at Swinburne University in Melbourne between 2009 and 2013, The Australian reports and was investigated because of his links to several suspects, including Neil Prakash. Mohomed, suspected to be one of the ringleaders of the atrocity in Sri Lanka, came back from Australia after his post-graduate studies a changed man, his sister says.  Sri Lankan security forces stand at the site where a... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Sri Lanka PM warns of more attacks as bombers still at large
By EMILY SCHMALL Courtesy  The times of Israel
Suspects could have access to explosives and aim to carry out more suicide bombings, Ranil Wickremesinghe says Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at his office in Colombo, Sri Lanka, April 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s prime minister said Thursday that suspects linked to the coordinated Easter Sunday bomb attacks remain at large and could have access to explosives. Some of the suspects “may go out for a suicide attack,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Sri Lanka terrorist left 'for work' without saying goodbye to wife then blew himself up
Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohammed as boy (Image: Rowan Griffiths) Get the biggest Daily News stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeMore newsletters The wife of the UK-educated Sri Lanka suicide bomber has told how he betrayed his family to join Islamic State. Devastated Shifana Mohamed, 30, last saw Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed – who attended Kingston University – when he left home for Friday prayers. The privately educated aircraft ­engineer was so keen to hide his deadly mission he did not even say goodbye. He left behind his six-month-old baby boy, two sons aged six... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Pregnant Wife of Sri Lankan Bomber Detonates Suicide Vest as Police Raids Home
BY JANITA KAN Courtesy  The Epoch Times
The pregnant wife of a Sri Lankan suicide bomber detonated a suicide vest when police raided the family’s Colombo home, killing herself, her children, and police officers. A series of coordinated attacks on hotels and churches devastated Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday leaving at least 250 people dead and hundreds more injured. The Health Ministry revised the death toll from 359 casualties on April 25, blaming it on a calculation error, reported BBC. A total of nine bombers have been identified by the authorities for carrying out the attacks.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Sri Lanka suicide bomber's family link to Auckland
Courtesy  NZ Herald , Section National,
Suicide bomber Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed's sister and mother lived in Auckland. One of the Sri Lankan suicide bombers has family links to New Zealand, with confirmation both his sister and mother lived in Auckland. Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed was one of the terrorist bombers involved in the Easter Sunday attacks. His deadly plan was to target the luxury Taj Samudra hotel in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo. Mohamed's sister, Samsul Hidaya, has revealed how he became radicalised abroad and ended up "really angry and totally crazy".... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Sri Lanka attacks: Could this photo be evidence of failed mission by bomber with UK links?
By Deborah Haynes, foreign affairs editor Courtesy Sky News
Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed has a rucksack, thought to contain explosives, and a suitcase at a Colombo hotel before the attacks. Image:Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed pictured at the Taj hotel in Colombo A photograph has been obtained by Sky News which, according to a security source, is of the suspected Sri Lanka suicide bomber who studied in Britain. Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, 36, is bearded with a rucksack, thought to contain explosives, and a suitcase at the Taj hotel... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

UK sends Counter-Terrorism Police to Sri Lanka
Courtesy Ceylon Today
Britain has sent a team of Counter-Terrorism Police to Sri Lanka after the deadly bombing attacks that killed at least 359 people, including eight Britons, on Easter Sunday. United Kingdom (UK) Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said that family liaison officers had been sent to Sri Lanka to support and assist the families of British victims and help with repatriation of their bodies. “The attack was complex, tightly coordinated and designed to cause maximum chaos, damage and heartbreak,” Hunt told Parliamentarians in the House of Commons yesterday (23). ... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Notes to the people For a Paradigm Shift in National Security
By Sumanasiri Liyanage Courtesy Ceylon Today
Even at the time of writing this piece, blood stains at the Katuwapitiya church, Negombo that is just a kilometre away from my house might not have dried off. In the next a few days, we may be able to witness the funeral processions of our neighbours who were killed in the brutal and cowardly attack on Easter Sunday. Hope and pray the people who were injured badly but fortunately survived would recover soon. For nearly two and a half decades prior to 19 May 2009, Sri Lankans lived... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Three suspects arrested with 21 hand grenades
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Three suspects were arrested along with a van, 21 locally made low powerful hand grenades and six swords during a raid carried out by the Colombo Crime Division (CCD) and the Special Task Force (STF) personnel in Modara today. The CCD officials are conducting further investigations.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Sri Lanka halts low season visa-free plan after bombings
Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Sri Lankan Government said it was suspending plans to grant citizens of 39 countries visa-free entry during the country's tourism low season after Easter Sunday terror attacks, AFP reported today. Tourism Minister John Amaratunga in a statement said although arrangements were in place to issue visas on arrival for citizens of 39 countries, the government has now decided to hold it in consideration of the current security situation.  "Investigations have revealed foreign links to the Easter attacks and we don't want this programme to be abused," he said. Sri Lanka had announced... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Australian PM confirms Sri Lanka bomber studied there
Courtesy Adaderana
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed one of the suicide bombers involved in the Sri Lankan bombings that killed more than 350 people on Easter Sunday spent time in Australia. The prime minister says the man was not granted another visa after leaving Australia more than six years ago. “I can confirm that the suicide bomber had been in Australia. They departed in early 2013. That individual had been here on a student and a graduate skilled visa,” Morrison told reporters in Townsville earlier today. “That individual had been here some... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Defense Secretary resigns
Courtesy Adaderana
Hemasiri Fernando has resigned from his post as the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence, stated Ada Derana reporter. President Maithripala Sirisena requested the Defense Secretary Hemasiri Fernando and the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to submit their resignations, yesterday (24). https://youtu.be/8JR28q0V_1c This was following public outrage and backlash against the two officials over the failure to prevent the Easter Day bombing despite receiving prior warnings of a possible attack. Meanwhile, Parliamentarian Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe has sent a letter to President calling for immediate arrests of the... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Jummah prayers at mosques to be cancelled tomorrow?
Courtesy Adaderana
The Muslim communities are urged to refrain from gathering for Congregational Prayers (Jummah prayers) tomorrow (26), says the Minister of Postal Services and Muslim Religious Affairs. Issuing a statement today, he appealed to the Muslim devotees to pray at their respective homes for peace and security of the motherland, instead of gathering for the Friday’s congregational prayers. This action is a sign of solidarity with the Catholic Community and a protest against the barbaric act of ruthless terrorists’, the minister said.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Suspicious lorry registered under Shangri-La bomber seized
Courtesy Adaderana
A suspicious lorry, which bears the number WP DAE 4197 and purportedly used to transfer bombs for the suicide attacks on Easter Sunday, has been apprehended at Nayakkanda in Wattala. https://youtu.be/uOOMyHJ8SmI It is reported that the lorry is registered under one of the suicide bombers at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo. The interrogations into one of the suspects arrested in Nawagampura area has led to the seizure of this suspicious lorry, the police said. Investigations are being carried out to confirm if the lorry was used... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Sri Lankan Muslims will not accept bodies of terrorists behind attacks - ACJU
Courtesy Adaderana
All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) stated that they will not accept the bodies of the individuals who carried out the Easter Day attacks. Holding a press conference today (25), Sri Lanka’s main Islamic Cleric association stated that they vehemently condemn these attacks and that those who are responsible for this attack must be brought before the law and given maximum punishment. The ACJU states that there is no place for terrorism in Islam and that the Muslims of Sri Lanka condemns all forms of violence, extremism, and terrorism. They stated that they... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

198 detonators found inside abandoned parcel in Nuwara Eliya
Courtesy Adaderana
198 detonators have been recovered from Hawa Eliya area in Nuwara Eliya this morning (25). Nuwara Eliya Police had received a tip-off on a suspicious parcel abandoned near a culvert in Hawa Eliya area. In a joint search operation carried out by the Army and the Police, 198 detonators were found inside the parcel. The police suspect that the detonators were abandoned at the culvert as its owner was concerned about the ongoing extensive search operations in the area. Further investigations are being carried out... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Another possible attack targeting mosques?
Courtesy Adaderana
A statement issued by the IGP warns of another possible attack by the terrorist group which carried out the Easter Day attacks. https://youtu.be/jLWaV0vZqNM The DIGs in charge of the Presidential Security Division, Special Security Division and Prime Minister’s Security Division has been informed by the IGP on this threat. According to the statement, this terrorist group may target the Kuppu mosques also known as ‘Aulia’ mosque for their next attacks. The United States Embassy in Colombo too has issued a warning of a possible attack and... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

From the Den of the Mastermind
By Hafeel Farisz in Kattankudy Courtesy The Daily Mirror
The entire family, 2 brothers, a sister and the parents of Zahran Hashim the suspected mastermind of the Easter Sunday massacre have been missing since April 18, 2019, his sister Mohomed Hashim Madaniya aged 25 told the Daily Mirror exclusively. “ I went and gave food to my parents and my sisters family on April 18, and haven’t heard from them since” she told us, at her house in Kattankudy located around the mosque of National Thawheed Jamath in Kattankudy. Providing exclusive access and details... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

WHO CARRIED OUT THE EASTER BOMBINGS, AND WHY?
DHARSHAN WEERASEKERA
, 22nd April 2019 A State Minister of Defence has said on the floor on Parliament that the ‘Easter Bombings’ of 21st April 2019 were in response to the Christchurch attacks against Muslims in New Zealand.  Meanwhile, almost simultaneously, it is reported in the internet that ISIS has claimed responsibility for the bombings.  For now, as a private citizen, I choose to remain skeptical of the Minister’s claims as well as the reports that ISIS is behind the bombings, for reasons I will explain in a moment. What is crucial is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 26/04/19)

Sri Lanka attacks: Who are The National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ)?
Sri Lanka News
A previously little-known group called the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) is being accused of having carried out the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka. Sri Lankan officials pinned the blame on the NTJ at a news conference on Monday. Until Monday, when the Sri Lankan government spokesman mentioned its name, very few people had heard of the NTJ. The group is believed to have splintered off from another hardline Islamist group in the country, the Sri Lanka Thowheed Jamath (SLTJ). While still relatively unknown, the SLTJ is... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/04/19)

මුස්ලිම් නීතිඥවරයෙක් විශ්වකර්ම සමග කල ආන්දෝලනාත්මක හෙළිදරව්ව | Interview with a Muslim lawyer
Vishwa Karma exclusive interview with a Muslim lawyer.
https://youtu.be/aKN4bQO6Epk... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/04/19)

Easter Day attacks are a plan of powerful nations - Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith (English)
Ada Derana news
https://youtu.be/JANt49sk-s0 Archbishop of Sri Lanka Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has urged not to hold services at Catholic churches until further notice. The Cardinal stated this during a press conference held today (24) following a discussion with the ambassadors of Muslim-majority countries in Sri Lanka. He has also urged to work with peace considering the situation prevailing in the country. Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said that all parties should ensure that the Muslim community is not being harassed at this moment.... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/04/19)

Stop foreign forces entering the country: Dinesh
Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror
Opposition MP Dinesh Gunawardane yesterday told the government that it should not by any circumstance allow foreign security forces to enter this country at this moment. He also urged the government to conduct an investigation into the issuance of Visas to thousands of foreigners under lax conditions. He told parliament that investigations into the matter should be carried out immediately and said it was pointless asking the IGP to do so. MP Gunawardane said the government failed to act on information given by... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/04/19)

600 deported Pakistanis escorted to community center
Six hundred Pakistanis, who had been living within the Negombo Police Division owing to deportation from Pakistan, have been taken into the Ahmadiyya Community Center in Nittambuwa, stated Ada Derana reporter. Reportedly, the relevant Pakistan nationals had been deported from Pakistan due to the war situation in Pakistan via the United Nations. https://youtu.be/GXlQWJe2QK0 However, the owners of the houses they had been temporarily living in, had asked them to leave the house owing to the recent Easter Day attacks, stated Ada Derana reporter. Accordingly, upon a complaint received by the... -Full Story- (LankaWeb - 25/04/19)

CCTV footages of suicide bombers at Shangri-La & Cinnamon Grand
Courtesy Adaderana
https://youtu.be/0gNbG3lyd8o The CCTV footages of the suicide bomb attacks on Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo have been released to the media. The suicide bomber arrives at the Taprobane restaurant of the hotel at 9.12 a.m. when it was filled with guests having breakfast. The bomber appears to be nervously hovering near the diners prior to detonating the vest. Meanwhile, the CCTV footages of two suicide bombers arriving at the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo has also been released to the media. They enter the hotel’s... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/04/19)

The Phenomenon of Suicide Bombing
Ruwan M Jayatunge M.D.
On Easter Sunday Sri Lanka suffered suicide bombers attacks which resulted over 300 deaths. At least 45 children were among those that perished. The Isis has claimed responsibility for these suicide bombings. Thesesuicide bombings are the results of religious fundamentalism.  Suicide terrorism is not a modern phenomenon.  Suicide attack is an ancient practice with a modern history. The threat of suicide bombing attacks has escalated worldwide (Almogy et al., 2004). As described by Horowitz (2015) a suicide bombing is an attack where the death of the bomber is the means by which the attack... -Full Story-
(LankaWeb - 25/04/19)

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  • 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
    -For Full story go to
  • Historical Development of Sinhala and Scripts click on the links!!
    -Beginning and growth of civilization in Sri Lanka
    -Unethical conversion violates the UN convention on the right of the child

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