Easter Sunday attack in Sri Lanka by ISIS & who else?
Posted on April 28th, 2019

On 21st April 2019 Sri Lanka experienced 9 multiple terror attacks killing over 250 innocent people. The actions & reactions of the government is leaving citizens seriously anxious. The frightful prospect of a government neglecting the national sovereignty & security of its citizens is now beginning to sink in. Also linked is a clearly visible foreign intrusion which the government is rolling red carpets for even before arrival making many to wonder whether 21 April was part of a plot & plan for their entry. It is therefore important to look at the geopolitical aspect of what happened on Easter Sunday & ask who really planned the attacks, who executed it, why & who now benefits by the attacks and what Sri Lanka can do to set things rights. Whatever foreign involvement it is without a doubt the fault of the Sri Lankan Govt who not only had intel warnings but had appeals and requests for action against Islamic extremists by the Sri Lankan Muslim community itself. All of which had been ignored or not taken seriously.

Was this team of killers really planning for Easter or was it pre-advanced for some sudden change of plan? Are these men on their own or do they have external handlers, if so who are they? Did they get training to carry out their killings if so where & by whom? Why did educated & well to do men who had everything in life wish to take lives of innocent people – how strong is this brainwashing making it all the more dangerous as to how illiterate’s can be drawn to do the same in future. Are there political and others assisting with or without knowledge of ultimate plan to kill? If so, are they being investigated and arrested & more importantly charged? Can Sri Lankan authorities go all out to nullify the menace without keeping it as a beggars wound for political survival?

Why Easter? Is it aligned with the historical Christian-Islam rivalry that has a record of millions of deaths by both religions covering Crusades, Inquisition, Colonial invasions etc? It also enabled immediate international attention. Attacks on churches naturally got quicker & powerful international response than attacking Buddhist temples or Hindu kovils. While these killers are no real friends of Muslims too (though they are Muslims) it has kickstarted an international hate campaign against Muslims which will be aligned to another campaign against the hate-campaigners probably by the same parties handling the two camps. There are hidden hands to all these campaigns!

Why churches & why kill praying people? 14 May 1985 LTTE attacked Sacred Sri Maha Bodhiya in Anuradhapura killing 146 Buddhist worshippers including Buddhist monks while meditating. 2 June 1987, 33 student Buddhist monks were slaughtered one after the other in Aranthalawa. 3 August 1990 LTTE attacked Kattankudy mosque killing 147 Muslims praying. It is no secret that the Catholic church sided with LTTE. Reasons for LTTE attacking Muslims & Sinhalese was to ethnically cleanse them from North & parts of East.

Why hotels? Some 35 foreigners died – many of these were regular visitors and had funded construction of even hospitals as their love for Sri Lanka was so great. Some have lost their children too. Targeting foreigners & hotels was purposely to hit at our economy & tourism and drive out tourists but why (like Bali bombing), what do Islamic terrorists gain from this or is it their handlers who benefit by negating a booming industry? Tourists from India & China are the highest.

What we should know by now

  1. LINKS: All of the Islamic terrorist groups have some link, funding, training & support to foreign intelligence agencies, their governments & their satellite states. While the UN has no common definition for a terrorist/organization, countries have their own lists of banned terrorist groups. These powerful links contract these groups to carry out political assassinations, election campaigning, election intimidation etc. Just as terrorists are linked – intel agencies are also linked often carrying out objectives without even the knowledge of their governments. LTTE-Islamic terrorist connections also emerging.
  • TERRORISTS / NARCOTICS & UNDERWORLD: Terrorist groups are linked to some form of international illegal racket from which they generate phenomenal illegal income. Illegal drug smuggling, human smuggling, underworld mafia who thrive on extortion, other illegal businesses, generate money used to bribe or buy over anyone from politicians, businessmen to individuals. The recent arrests of drug kingpins, raids & confiscation of drugs are all inter-connected. The entities may function independent of each other but their godfathers monitor their movements! Increase patrols by Navy in areas where illegal entry is possible and strengthen checking in port/airport by customs on rogue businessmen with a record of undeclaring goods or undervaluing what they bring.
  • EXTREMISTS: Divide & Rule worked superbly during colonial rule & the same template continues. Filter people into groups (ethnicity, religion, caste, political party, colour of skin etc) divide each group into extreme/moderates, create others group to react to these extremes. Fund all groups covertly & pit them against each other from time to time deploying various tactics that are made to trigger people’s nerves & set into motion a gradual hate/anger psychosis. Keep negative sentiment at a controllable level & use when time is right. The manner a handful of Muslims from covering their head with their saree in the 1960s suddenly began wearing a black silk garment covering body from head to toe increased while simultaneously building opposition to it. Similar new cultures introduced & demanded as religious rights were factors that built animosities. Muslims must now remove these as compromise to return to living cordially with all communities.
  • HYPOCRISY: Countries create terrorists, transport them to countries where their policy goals need their deployment, get them to spread terror, present global scenario that countries cannot handle ‘Islamic terrorists’ using media they control they justify their troop presence. Ironically, the very Islamic terrorists that they create end up being used and killed while these terrorists also end up killing the troops the countries deploy to kill the terrorists. Mary’s lambs are these Islamic terrorists sure to follow Mary wherever Mary goes – they become sacrificial lambs too! what a complicated scenario! So have Mary’s lamb chosen Sri Lanka? Is this the reason for the spate of bombings and is Christian & touristS targeted to justify international presence & interference. Coincidentally, wherever the Islamic terrorists are US-UK-NATO will enter and often for a long haul stay. Quite frightening scenario for Sri Lanka in view of the surprising wave of Islamic terror too true to even believe!

So what we have to understand is that no terrorist organization can function without the tacit approval and blessings of some powerful nation(s). Terrorists are fighting with more sophisticated weaponry than some governments can afford (we saw this with LTTE). Terrorists do not manufacture arms, they buy their arms from countries that manufacture them so countries that manufacture arms & ammunition sell to both countries fighting the terrorists & to the terrorists fighting the countries. The countries that send troops to kill the terrorists also end up dying from the very guns their governments have sold to the terrorists they created. You think the UN does not know this?

War on Terror” is just a sham

9/11 launched the global war on terror with 51 powerful nations invading & occupying a country that had nothing to do with 9/11. Osama & Al Qaeda was ousted in 2001 & replaced by US-NATO. It’s now 18 years and no signs of US-NATO leaving Afghanistan. Afghanistan is the source of more than 90% of world’s opium supply and opium is grown in areas under US-NATO control & not Taliban control! Heroin industry makes $1.5 trillion annually. Michael Chossudovsky says for US State Dept, CIA & Pentagon this is a multibillion dollar trade & comes third to oil & arms trade all of which US now controls. Countries even pay Taliban not to attack them while Taliban collects tax for selling opium. Heroin is transported with diplomatic immunity on diplomatic flights! A joint report by Pentagon, US Geological Survey (USGS) and USAID says Afghanistan possesses previously unknown” and untapped mineral reserves, estimated authoritatively to be of the order of one trillion dollars (New York Times, ISIS earns over US$1 million from oil smuggling. U.S. Identifies Vast Mineral Riches in Afghanistan – NYTimes.com, June 14, 2010). The US war on terror is a tax burden on the American tax payer but very lucrative for all the US arms manufacturers, construction and other US-UK-European firms who are sharing all the spoils of reconstructing what their governments purposely destroyed.

There was no Al Qaeda or ISIS during Saddam’s reign but he was ousted promising Iraq liberation. Iraq became a fighting ground for ISIS-US control and Iraqis ended up losers. Libya was the most developed country in North Africa, its citizens enjoyed many freebies under its leader Gaddafi but imported ‘rebels’ and hired media projected the notion that the Libyans wanted Gaddafi out and then it was a case of ‘we came, we saw and he died’ (Hillary Clinton) Today, Libya is a hell hole. Libyans are grieving over the country they lost & the leader who was sodomized & killed. Kosovo independence came by funding Kosovo Liberation Army whose leader became the leader of newly independent Kosovo and in exchange for independence came a massive NATO base in Kosovo. There are 193 countries. Some 165,000 American Special Operations forces are deployed in 149 countries in 2017 alone.

ISIS is ousted in Middle East but replaced by US-UK-NATO isn’t that convenient!

In 2009 Sri Lanka ended LTTE and commenced a massive development program. In 2011 US announced ‘Pivot to Asia’ policy not surprisingly ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s also declared a caliphate. In 2013 China announced a global development program Belt & Road Initiative. In September 2014 Sri Lanka & China sign Port-City Project same time that Ayman al-Zawahiri declares jihad in Indian subcontinent.

Strangely, there are 200m Muslims in India but only 80 cases of ISIS-related investigations. It was the Indian intelligence that alerted Sri Lanka on the attacks, where even giving names of the killers too. What is strange here is that according to Observer Research Foundation it was foreign intelligence that informed India on pro-ISIS activities on Facebook!

The current happenings cannot be dislodged from the US-India backed regime change that took place in 2015 to oust Rajapakse & install a puppet & a pawn to power to escalate the geopolitical objectives politically via Sri Lanka’s leadership. The go-away China chorus in 2015 by the PM backfired & Sri Lanka’s PM had to eventually crawl back to China and offer Hambantota Port as equity swop plus pay enormous compensation for closure of the Port City. Nevertheless, using the leverage from 2012,2013,2014 UNHRC Resolutions, the West was quick to insist on internal system changes that would weaken the country, its national security plus pave way for even a new constitution. India at the other end was pushing its agenda up North and in Central Sri Lanka.

India & West & China’s power struggle is making Sri Lankans vulnerable at home because of a weak government unable to handle either while giving in to all without a proper national policy. It was a matter of time that some form of destabilizing element would surface. All of these Islamic militants are locals whether they have had internal training or influence it is immaterial. Laws must be applied and every person linked must be charged. The very terrorism act that the West wanted annulled is what Sri Lanka has to turn to. When we have had 30 years of terrorism, foreigners have also died why is it that the West wants their intelligence in Sri Lanka for just one act of terror? Is this linked to the status of forces agreement that is said to be secretly signed that allows US troops in Sri Lanka where Sri Lankan laws are not applicable to them? A lot of people are in the dark at what is being signed by the government as if Sri Lanka is their personal property. These approvals hidden from the citizens do not carry any weightage and should be annulled by a future government.

We do not wish to have any pivot, diplomatic or terrorist for the same reason of making Sri Lanka into a client state. We do not wish our beautiful island to be the ground for any hostilities between countries and we certainly do not wish to be victim of other people’s hostilities. We have traditional friends and no one can ask us to stop our friendship with these countries. China’s relationship with Sri Lanka is a long and cherished one. Our relationships with others will be the same if only they learnt not to extend one hand of friendship but try to stab us with the other.

Shenali D Waduge

7 Responses to “Easter Sunday attack in Sri Lanka by ISIS & who else?”

  1. Charles Says:

    Thanks Shenalli I too keep asking these questions and find it difficult to get anwsers. The UNP Backbenchers shoud call Ranil to resign because he is sacrificing UNP as well in his greed to remain in power.

  2. Christie Says:

    The dead locals are Sinhalese Christians and Muslims both religions Hinduthwa wants out of India and its neighbors.

    India knew the locations and even the names of the bombers and they had a local group in South India of the same names.

    It is Tirupati that spared the Taj hotel? I am sure Sirisena prayed for it!

    Taj is frequented by our king makers and kings like Chandrika, Atul Keshap of the days gone by; local Indians and Indian from overseas.

    Taj is part of TATA and our tea is next on the line with Tetley’s.

    India is good at covert operations; Jeppos and Tamil Tigers both killed Sinhalese.

  3. Ancient Sinhalaya Says:

    Isis and traitor anti Sinhalese, anti Sri Lanka, anti Buddhist United National Ponnayinparty aka UNPatriotic_rats
    party who have done nothing but murder (Sinhalese Buddhists only), Mother Lanka dismembering, minority worshiping, thieving, lying, robberies since traitor alugosuwa (to Sinhalese Buddhists, Sri Lanka and Buddhists
    only, just like its traitor nephew) thambi mudiyanselage [email protected] [email protected] taught these traitor, murderous, lying thieves not to do any work just rob, murder, lie, dismember Mother Lanka to stay in power with the minority votes and enjoy life.

    Then disappear of course to enjoy the loot and come back with brand new set of lies to fool Sinhala Buddhist
    modayas and carry on just as before. So this is expected from the fastest breeding religion aka Sri Lanka
    Multiplying Community since the traitors multiplied, multiplied and multiplied enough to launch the take over the
    country campaign by murdering non-believers. This is the dirty, subhuman, disgusting trick mussies used to turn
    old Buddhist iran, afganisthan, pakesthan, maldives, bangladesh, malaysia and indonesia within a few hundred
    years of their arrivals in those countries. The dirty, disgusting, subhuman trick worked in the olden days since
    the natives didn’t realise until the menace turned up on their doorsteps. Today, in this tv, internet, fb etc. etc.
    age people know what is happening and fight back to save their countries. But being brainless mussies the
    traitors think after a few murders the country will be offered on a plate to start another mussie hell hole.

    This is what these menace did in Buddhist Myanmar. They crept over the border hell hole bangladesh to fertile
    lands in Myanmar, multiplied, multiplied and when the numbers are high enough started the murder campaign to wrestle control. Luckily for Myanmar, they had a patriotic leader (a woman) and the fast breeders quickly disappeared over the border to where they came from with 100s of 1000s of children of course. Sri Lanka? We
    have a bunch of ponnaying, led by chief ponnaya who is hanging to Pathala Man job (PM) like a leech who has a voice to make any suicide bomber to make him want to blow itself up into pieces in crowded places. Is there any wonder then? Then United National poonayingParty gave all powerful ministries, governor etc. jobs to mussie deshapaluwan who encouraged breeding and even settle down mussies from bangladesh, afganisthan, pakesthan etc. etc.

    These mussie deshapaluwan bada udin of old under Sirima B who started mussie onlly schools to hide real
    numbers (today all of them bursting at seams with over 5,000 mussie output), then ass rough in the east who
    islamised the east (feel sorry for the helicopter crew), bada udin of new who settle down mussies clearing wild
    life sanctuaries saying of course arab money for new output, a sad ali (not enough children to be sad?), mujibxlla, empty dog aka his bxlla, kabir hashish, xxxxheem, fowzie the owl, etc. etc are responsible for destroying racial harmony in the country by over promoting the mussies.

    They all should be hung for destroying a beauful country starting with traitor chief, ponnaiya [email protected]_leech. Ponnaiya got the back going to its portuguse judiciary to complete the jof of destroying the country. Now we all can see Batalande wa(n)dakaya is suffering. It is ditta dhamma vedaniya kamma for the murders (Sinhalese Buddhists
    only prior to these attacks, now it has collected its beloved portuguese lives as well), robberies, lies, treacheries. Simply a walking crime bomb and I wonder if this Pathala man’s grave going to be safe from lightning once it
    finally disappear from this beautiful country never to be born here!

  4. Nimal Says:

    I am glad that the president has banned the burka which something recent in the island, except at Kathankudi.That town is an Islamic extremist area where it piss offed the T Tigers and massacred the Muslims in their mosque during the Tsunami period.

  5. Ananda-USA Says:

    Father, two brothers of Sri Lanka suicide bombings mastermind killed in gun battle

    Alasdair Pal, Shihar Aneez

    COLOMBO/KALMUNAI (Reuters) – The father and two brothers of the suspected mastermind of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday bombings were killed when security forces stormed their safe house two days ago, police sources and a relative of the suicide bombers told Reuters on Sunday.
    A police officer inspects the site of a gun battle between troops and suspected Islamist militants, on the east coast of Sri Lanka, in Kalmunai, April 28, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte

    Zainee Hashim, Rilwan Hashim and their father Mohamed Hashim, who were seen in a video circulating on social media calling for all-out war against non believers, were among 15 killed in a fierce gun battle with the military on the east coast on Friday, four police sources said.

    Niyaz Sharif, the brother-in-law of Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the wave of Easter Sunday bombings that killed over 250 people in churches and hotels across the island nation, told Reuters the video showed Zahran’s two brothers and father.

    Three of the people killed in Friday’s gun battle were the same people who were seen in the undated video on social media, in which they discus martyrdom and urge their followers to kill all non believers, police sources said.

    Sri Lanka has been on high alert since the attacks on Easter Sunday, with nearly 10,000 soldiers deployed across the island to carry out searches and hunt down members of two local Islamist groups believed to have carried out the attack.

    Authorities have detained more than 100 people, including foreigners from Syria and Egypt since the April 21 bombings.

    In the video, Rilwan Hashim is seen calling for all out ‘jihad’, or holy war, while children cry in the background.

    “We will destroy these non-believers to protect this land and therefore we need to do jihad,” Rilwan says in the video, sitting beside his brother and father.

    “We need to teach a proper lesson for these non-believers who have been destroying Muslims.”

    Authorities suspect there may be more suicide bombers on the loose. Defence authorities have so far focused their investigations on international links to two domestic groups they believe carried out the attacks, the National Thawheedh Jamaath and Jammiyathul Millathu Ibrahim

    Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the Easter bombings, and on Sunday the group said three of its members clashed with Sri Lankan police for several hours in Friday’s gun battle on the east coast before detonating their explosive vests, the militant group’s news agency Amaq said.

    The group said 17 policemen were killed or injured in the attack, but the Sri Lankan military has denied this. A police source told Reuters two policemen were slightly injured in the battle.

    Police have said six children were among the other 12 people who died in the gun battle, but have not released further details.

  6. Ananda-USA Says:

    GREAT; the DNA tests I wanted to VERIFY the identities of the terrorists, are being done!

    Sleuths to use DNA tests in Dematagoda blast

    Sunday Observer
    28 April, 2019

    By Aanya Wipulasena and Maneshka Borham

    Investigators will use DNA tests to determine whether another man died during the explosion at the Ibrahim residence in Dematagoda last Sunday, hours after six suicide bombs exploded in churches and luxury hotels around the country.

    After the explosion in Dematagoda left human remains in pieces, police are trying to ascertain if another male, in addition to the three officers of the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) was killed in the attacks.

    The explosions occurred after 2 pm last Sunday after investigators quickly established a link between the bombers and the Mahawila Udyana Road, Dematagoda, the family home registered under the name, Mohammed Yusuf Ibrahim, a wealthy spice trader in Pettah. Ibrahim is also the President of the Pettah Traders’ Association and a well-known trader in the city. His sons, Inshaff and Ilham have been identified by the CID as suicide bombers who detonated themselves at separate five-star hotels on Easter Sunday.

    Ilham Ibrahim has been identified as one of the bombers at the Shangri-La where the suspected mastermind of the bombings Mohammed Zaharan also detonated his explosives laden backpack, killing 33 people at the hotel in the middle of its Easter Sunday brunch. Inshaff Ibrahim has been identified as the Cinnamon Grand bomber who claimed 20 lives in that explosion on the same day, just minutes apart.

    The Ibrahim family has become a focal point of the investigation, sources familiar with the process told the Sunday Observer, as sleuths piece together the puzzle of financing and training for the terrorists that carried out the Easter Sunday bombings.

    The Sunday Observer learns that it was the Shangri-La bomber Ilham Ibrahim that led the CID to the Dematagoda family home. When CCD officials entered the house, while the Special Task Force was still securing the perimeter, a woman believed to be Fathima Ibrahim, wife of Ilham ran up the stairs and detonated a bomb, that instantly killed the three policemen and her three children. Investigators believe Fathima Ibrahim, reportedly a woman in her early 20s, was pregnant at the time of her death. The bomb was detonated on the first floor of the three storey luxury home.

    The CID has also confirmed that the second bomber at the Shangri La hotel was Mohammed Zaharan, the radical preacher who preached slaughter of infidels and unleashed violence against minority Muslim sects in the East. The confirmation is subject to DNA test results coming back positive, the Sunday Observer learns.

    Highly placed sources told the Sunday Observer that while the identities of several bombers had been established by using DNA tests, others had been identified by their families.

    The eighth bomber, whose attack on a five-star hotel facing the ocean on Galle Road was foiled, later detonated himself in Dehiwala. That explosion killed two people who were in an adjoining room at the Tropical Inn, a small lodge near the National Zoo.

    Meanwhile, a security dragnet launched by the Police and Security Forces following the Easter suicide bomb attacks has also nabbed the suspected killers of the two policemen killed in Vavunathivu, Batticaloa in November 2018. This is believed to be the first attack launched by the terror outfit responsible for the Easter bomb blast. According to Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara, three suspects believed to be connected to the killings of the policemen has now been arrested. “More information on the killings has been revealed following questioning,” he said adding that the CID has also recovered the revolvers of the policemen, which had been taken away by their attackers. “They had also used these revolvers in an attempted murder on a person in Mawanella in March this year,” he added. The attempted murder victim is believed to be a Private Secretary to Minister Kabir Hashim.

    According to police sources, the information on the policemen’s deaths had been revealed by the driver of the mastermind of the Easter attacks, Zahran Hashim. The driver, identified as Mohammed Shareef Adam Lebbe alias Gaffoor (53) was arrested by the Kattankudy police on Friday. He was later handed over to the CID for further investigations. The deceased policemen Police Sergeant Ganesh Dinesh (28) and Police Sergeant Niroshan Indika (35), residents of Kalmunai and Galle were found dead at a security checkpoint in the wee hours of November 30, 2018.

  7. Ananda-USA Says:

    Face veils banned in Sri Lanka from today
    Mon, Apr 29, 2019, 08:14 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

    Apr 29, Colombo: Muslim women in Sri Lanka will not be allowed to wear face veils in public from today under the emergency regulations.

    President Maithripala Sirisena has taken steps under the emergency regulation to prohibit the use of face coverings of all sorts which is an obstacle to ensure the identity of the people and a threat to national and public security, the President’s Media Division said.

    The order clarifies that the key criterion for establishing the identity of a person is the need to clearly expose the face.

    The President has taken this decision to establish a peaceful and cohesive society which does not inconvenience any community people as well as ensure national security.

    President Sirisena has taken the measure to ban face veils a week after suicide bomb attacks by extremist Muslim terrorists on churches and hotels killed 290 people.

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