Archive for April 22nd, 2019

India had warned Lanka of terror strikes. Interpol to send investigating team

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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Former CIA station chief on Sri Lanka deadly attacks: ‘This is by all accounts an intelligence failure’

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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Kabir’s bombshell

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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A Reflection on The Easter Sunday bombings FROM DEATH TO LIFE

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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Kabir: Suspect released by police due to powerful politician’s intervention carried out Easter attack

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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Fox’s Jesse Watters Says Dems Are ‘Pandering to Muslims’ by Using ‘Easter Worshippers’: ‘It’s a Made-Up Phrase’

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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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

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 struck More than 300 people were killed in Easter Sunday’s eight coordinated attacks Lawyer Ben Nicholson confirmed his wife and […]

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Local group with international links behind Easter Day attacks – government spokesman, Rajitha Senaratne

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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Police did not share intelligence report on attacks – Army Chief

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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) […]

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Breakup of foreign nationals killed in Colombo blasts

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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Sri Lanka imposes emergency, says international network involved in attacks

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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Sri Lanka bombings: Islamist group blamed but focus also on failure of security forces

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 officials have blamed a small local group called National Thowheeth Jama’ath for the bomb attacks on Sunday. It is unclear whether this […]

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Shangri-La suicide bomber identified

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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Death toll increases to 290

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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.

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87 low explosive detonators found in Pettah

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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.

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Sri Lanka to declare conditional state of emergency following terror attacks

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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Another minor explosion reported in Colombo

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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. The vehicle had been parked close to the church in Kochikade where a massive bomb exploded on […]

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Lankan President appoints three-man panel to look into blasts

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

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 […]

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වනාතවිල්ලුව ප්‍රදේශයෙන් සොයා ගත් කිලෝ 100 ක පුපුරණ ද්‍රව්‍ය සහ ඩෙටනේටර් ආදී ආයුධ පරිහරණය කල මාවනැල්ලේ බුදු පිලිම කැඩූ මුස්ලිම් අන්තවාදී කල්ලිය සම්බන්ධ පරීක්ෂණ වලට සිදුවුනේ කුමක්ද?

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

FB 2019 වසර මුලදී වනාතවිල්ලුව ප්‍රදේශයෙන් සොයා ගත් කිලෝ 100 ක පුපුරණ ද්‍රව්‍ය සහ ඩෙටනේටර් ආදී ආයුධ පරිහරණය කල මාවනැල්ලේ බුදු පිලිම කැඩූ මුස්ලිම් අන්තවාදී කල්ලිය සම්බන්ධ පරීක්ෂණ වලට සිදුවුනේ කුමක්දැයි මා ඇතුලු රටේ ජනතාව හරි හැටි නොදන්නවා විය හැක..සමහර විට රටේ ජනතාව එවැනි සිදුවීමක් ගැන නොදන්නවාද විය හැක. අද සිදුවූ අවාසනාවන්ත සිදුවීම් මාලාවට එම […]

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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.

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

FB Ishan Jayasooriya 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 […]

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