Archive for April 21st, 2019

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

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Courtesy Mail online 207 people died, including five Britons, and 450 were injured in Sri Lankan blasts 13 suspects were arrested but no nation or group has claimed responsibility The 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 […]

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SRI LANKA TERRORISM HAS HALLMARKS OF PREVIOUS ATTACKS

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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 […]

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National Thowheeth Jama’ath’s hand in Sri Lankan blasts suspected

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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 […]

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Anti-Buddhist NTJ behind attack?

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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 […]

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FINANCIAL EXPLOITERS

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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 […]

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ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය ඉතිහාසයතුල අඳුරුතම දිනයක්

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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 […]

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පුරවැසි වගකීම ඉටුකිරීමට ජනතාව පෙරට ආ යුතුයි.

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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, […]

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Buffet bomber: Terrorist waited in line for breakfast and then set off bomb

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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 […]

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Pipe bomb detonated on road to airport

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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 […]

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Lankan President appoints commission as police make headway in blasts investigation

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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 […]

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Death toll from multiple blasts in Sri Lanka rises to 228

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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. […]

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Four Indian nationals killed in Colombo blasts

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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 […]

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Lankan intelligence had warned that Mohamad Sararan of “Nations Thawahid Jaman” was to stage a suicide attack’

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

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 […]

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Harin tweets intelligence memo warning of a planned attack

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Minister Harin Fernando today tweeted the image of an internal memo and report by the police intelligence of a terror attack to be carried out by an organisation called National Thawheed Jamath. Some intelligence officers were aware of this incidence. Therefore there was a delay in action. What my father heard […]

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Intelligence failures, soft-peddling envelopes deadliest suicide attacks in Sri Lanka

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Hafeel Farisz  Courtesy The Daily Mirror Two men checked into the Shangri-La which now takes pride of place in the heart of the city on April 20, 2019. They had provided an address in Dematagoda when checking in. Close to 9 a.m. yesterday (April 21) the duo detonated two bombs. One at the packed restaurant […]

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Easter Day Explosions: Death toll hikes to 207, over 450 injured

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 207 deaths have been reported in the eight explosions which occurred around the country on Easter Sunday (21). According to the Police Media Spokesperson, over 450 persons have been injured in the explosions which shook the country.

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Three policemen dead in Dematagoda blast

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Three police officers have been reported dead from an explosion at Mahawila Gardens housing scheme in Dematagoda.

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Zooming on Sooka

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Yasmin Sooka was rolling with glee when she was asked, How did the former Defence Secretary get caught?” Her answer was that it was sheer hubris that led Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take one last chance to visit America. According to her thinking his visit to a […]

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Lasantha’s murder: A factual analysis

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

By Udaya P Gammanpila Courtesy Ceylon Today It was a memorable post found in Facebook towards late 2015. It said May aanduwen godagiye dennayi. Ea Lasanthayi Thajudeenuyi vitharayi meaning Only two people have come up under this government.  They were Lasantha and Thajudeen because their bodies were taken out from their graves”. The deaths of […]

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Yes, A Mahatma Got Us Independence. His Name Was Subhas Chandra Bose

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

by Koenraad Elst  Courtesy Swarajymag Subhas Chandra Bose  Snapshot Popular history had us all believe that it was because of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi that India is independent today.But the truth lies buried away deep, and purposely too, by those who find it difficult to digest. Bose or Gandhi: Who Got India Her Freedom? G D Bakshi. K […]

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Sri Lankan police chief warned about possible bombings 10 days before Easter attacks

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

RT Priests walk into the St. Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade church after an explosion in Colombo. ©REUTERS / Dinuka Liyanawatte Just 10 days before explosions at six churches and hotels in Sri Lanka claimed some 160 lives, the national police chief reportedly sent an alert about a radical Islamist group planning bomb attacks on prominent churches. […]

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Around 161 killed, hundreds injured in 6 blasts at Sri Lankan hotels and churches(WATCH LIVE)

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

RT Six explosions rocked Catholic churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations, with at least 161 killed and hundreds more injured, local authorities said. The blasts occurred at around 8:45am local time at St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo and St. Sebastian’s Church in Negombo, a Catholic-majority town outside of […]

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Explosions in Kochchikade, Katuwapitiya and Colombo

Sunday, April 21st, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror At least six explosions were reported this morning at three churches in Kochchikade, Katana, and Batticaloa and three five-star hotels in Colombo, police said. Explosions were reported at St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Kotahena and St.Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, Katana. Explosions were also reported at three five-star hotels, the Shangri-La, Cinnamon […]

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