US envoy alerts of more possible threats
Posted on April 30th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

The U.S. ambassador to Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that some of the Islamist militants behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were likely still at large and could be planning more attacks.

Sri Lankan security forces also said they were maintaining a high level of alert amid intelligence reports that the militants were likely to strike before the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which is due to begin next Monday.

Tremendous progress has been made towards apprehending those plotters but I don’t think the story is over yet,” Ambassador Alaina Teplitz said in an interview.

We do believe that there is active planning underway,” she said, referring to the possibility of more attacks.

Scores of suspected Islamists have been arrested in the multi-ethnic island nation since April 21 suicide bomb attacks on hotels and churches. Among the dead were 42 foreign nationals.

Security will stay tight for several days because military and police are still tracking down suspects,” a senior police intelligence official said. 

Another government source told Reuters security authorities had ordered police and other security forces across the Buddhist-majority country to remain on high alert because the militants were expected to try to strike before Ramadan.

Teplitz told Reuters the risk of more attacks remained real.

We certainly have reason to believe that the active attack group has not been fully rendered inactive,” she said.

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is assisting Sri Lankan authorities in the investigations but Teplitz declined to give more details.

The State Department has issued a travel advisory suggesting people reconsider plans to travel to Sri Lanka.

Source: Reuters

4 Responses to “US envoy alerts of more possible threats”

  1. Sarath W Says:

    Just shut up you fool. We all know who the real terrorist are. Obviously you know their plans very well.

  2. PRIYAN WIJEYERATNE Says:

    Well said Sarath!!!

  3. Dilrook Says:

    Of course. It is not rocket science.

    The army has failed to destroy terrorists.

    Please don’t be carried away by propaganda. What happens today has a parallel. CBK did the same thing. Did it stop Tamil terrorists?

    Caputured terrorists will be handled by another system which is not as effective in destroying the movement as the army. Most will be released soon due to political and other infleunce and some will even operate from prison. The real plotters are not even in custody!

  4. Nimal Says:

    There will be perhaps more attacks to destabilize the island until the person of someone’s choice is installed. Geopolitics I suppose just like in Venezuela.

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