Archive for May 7th, 2019

Use group of technocrats like one during Gota’s time: Blake

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror While highlighting the importance of a united leadership in Sri Lanka, former US Ambassador Robert O Blake Jr yesterday said the incumbent government should establish a high-level group of technocrats similar to the one existed when Gotabaya Rajapaksa was the Defence Secretary, to prevent terror attacks in the country. […]

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Dante’s judgement

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Laksiri Warnakula Since that Easter Sunday, I have been wanting to pen a few words expressing my feelings towards all, who suffered. Lives of nearly three hundred worshipers, their children and scores of foreign tourists were snuffed out amidst waves of flying shrapnel and fumes of sulphur. And each time I tried, my thoughts always lost […]

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වර්ෂ 2018 පත්වීම්ලාභීන් වෛද්‍යවරුන් නැවත ස්ථාන ගත කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙනි.

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

ජනමාධ්‍ය නිවේදනයයි සමස්ත ලංකා රජයේ ආයුර්වේද වෛද්‍ය නිලධාරී සංගමය. All Ceylon Government Ayurvedic Medical Officers Union වර්ෂ 2018 ජනවාරි 03 වන දින පත්වීම්ලාභීන් වෛද්‍යවරුන් 650 කට ආසන්න ප්‍රමාණයක් නැවත ස්ථානගත කිරීම සඳහා  2019. 05. 13 දින සිදු කිරීමට නියමිත බව අප සංගමය වෙත දැන ගැනීමට ලැබී ඇත. කරුණු ගණනාවක් මත එම නැවත ස්ථානගත කිරීම සම්බන්ධයෙන් […]

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මේ ආන්ඩුවේ තියනෙ නොහැකියාව වගේම ආරක්ෂාව ගැන ජනතාව සෑහිමකට පත්වෙන්නේ නැහැ

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

ශ්‍රී ලංකා පොදුජන පෙරමුනේ මාධ්‍ය හමුව අද (07) පැවැති මාධ්‍ය හමුවට සහභාගි වු නියෝජිතයින්   ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී අනුර ප්‍රියදර්ශන යාපා මහතා ■             පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී එස්. එම්. චන්ද්‍රසේන මහතාපාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්ත්‍රී ලක්ෂ්මන් යාපා අබේවර්ධන මහතා  පූර්ණ ආරක්ෂාවක් ඇතිව පාසල් යනන පුලුවන් නිසා පාසල් පසුගිය 6 වැනිදා පාසල් ආරම්භ කරන බව කියපු අධ්‍යාපන […]

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Possible Mass Non Compliance in Sri Lanka and Role of Clergy

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Dr Sarath Obeysekera  Government invoked emergency with two intentions.One is to carry out raids and inspections , not only to arrest culprits but to arrest the situation of excallating violence.Secondly to keep public indoor so that skirmishes in the streets are minimised. What happened in Negombo is a clear example, where people were trying to […]

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Why did Sri Lanka ignore India’s terror alerts?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Col Anil Athale (retired) Courtesy Rediff News ‘The residual historical hostility against India was certainly a factor,’ says Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). Photograph: Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters The Indian election campaign of 2019 will go down as the most negative ever in our electoral history. Both sides have harped more on the negatives of the other […]

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Vet, 30, who gave up her party lifestyle to move to Sri Lanka to help dying street dogs admits she worries about being ‘left on the shelf’ because men ‘can’t hack’ dating her

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

By HARRIET JOHNSTON FOR MAILONLINE Courtesy Mail on Line Janey Lowes, 30, from Barnard Castle, moved to Sri Lanka to help sick animals Admits she used to be ‘self obsessed’ and loved partying and shopping  Young vet set up veterinary charity in the country for abandoned street hounds Worries she won’t find love because she’s dedicated […]

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Sri Lanka police chief says all terrorists linked to Easter attacks have been arrested or killed

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Xinhua COLOMBO, May 7 (Xinhua) — Sri Lankan security forces have arrested all those directly linked to the Easter terror explosions on April 21, Acting Police Chief Chandana Wickramaratne said in a special statement here on Tuesday. Wickramaratne said the police had identified all those involved in the terror attacks and many of them had […]

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We Met the Leader of the Group Blamed for the Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

By Ben Ferguson and Stacey Naggiar Courtesy Vice News KATTANKUDY, Sri Lanka — The ringleader of terrorist attacks that killed 257 people on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka was a cruel and stubborn man who does not represent National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), said his former friend and now leader of the outlawed Islamist group. [Mohammed Zahran Hashim] has […]

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Why Did the Islamic State Target Sri Lanka?

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

By Vishal Arora Courtesy The Diplomat Was the attack on Sri Lanka an example of the Islamic State’s opportunism? Why did the Islamic State terror group choose Sri Lanka, and a persecuted minority in it, as the target for one of its deadliest attacks ever? This question puzzles many, given that this tiny island nation has […]

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Low ISIS footprint in India may be misleading

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Syed Ata Hasnain a retired lieutenant-general, is a former commander of the Srinagar-based 15 Corps.  Most important, India’s Muslims need leaders of substance who can guide, lead and advise.  Many think that India has escaped the wrath of ISIS due to the inherent strength of our plurality. (Photo: AP The suicide terror bombings in Sri […]

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Sri Lankan Suicide Bombings: Islamic State’s Deadly Input

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

By: Sudha Ramachandran Courtesy The Jamestown Foundation On April 21, multiple suicide attacks on churches and high-end hotels in Sri Lanka killed 253 people, including 40 foreigners, and injured at least 500 others (Sunday Times, April 28). The suicide bombings, which are among the deadliest terrorist attacks in the world since the September 11 attacks in […]

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Saudi Arabia, Qatar should stop financing Muslim extremists in Sri Lanka: Dayasiri

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Sandun A Jayasekera Courtesy The Daily Mirror General Secretary of the SLFP, former minister Dayasiri Jayasekara made an appeal to Saudi Arabia and Qatar yesterday to not let extremist groups in those countries to finance Muslim fundamentalists in Sri Lanka like National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ), who carried out the Easter Sunday carnage.  He told reporters […]

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SL still under threat from global terrorists: Ranil

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka was still under threat from global terrorists though the country was fast returning to normal after the Easter Sunday carnage, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe today. Making a special statement in Parliament, the Prime Minister said new laws such as Counter-Terrorism Bill was needed to […]

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12 hardcore terrorists arrested: Prez

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror A large number of terrorists had already been arrested, out of which, 12 were hard-core members, President Maithirpala Sirisena told Parliament today. He said that 13 safe houses belonging to those who were responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage had been taken over by the security […]

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Edu Min official arrested for encouraging extremism and IS

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Police has arrested the Assistant Director of the Langama Pasala Hodama Pasala project of the Ministry of Education,Marikkar Dilshan Muhammad, for allegedly encouraging Islamic extremism and the Islamic State (IS). The suspect was arrested in Norochcholai on 4 May evening, according to the list of persons, provided by the office of the […]

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Adad Derana News at 6.55pm

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Ada Derana

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State Ministry of Defence refutes receiving documents from the President of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama ACJU on extremist activities

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The State Ministry of Defence has addressed a letter to the President of All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) As-Sheikh Rizwe Mufthi denying a statement made by him at the all-religious leaders’ meeting held recently. The Secretary of the ministry N.K.G.K. Nammawatta says, the President of ACJU had stated that he had handed over […]

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Another land plot used for terrorist activities identified in Riditenna

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A 25-acre land plot in Riditenna area of Valaichchenai police division has been identified as a site occupied by the terrorist group responsible for the suicide bombings on Easter Sunday. The Criminal Investigation Department, officers of Valaichchenai Police Station and the Police Special Task Force had carried out the search yesterday (06). Said […]

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15 swords surrendered to Beruwala Police

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Complying with the request made by the security forces, 15 swords have been handed over to the Beruwala Police Station today (07). On May 4th, the police requested the public to hand over the illegal swords, kris knives and sharp dagger to the nearest police station by Sunday (May 5th). However, on Monday […]

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Will confiscate safe houses & banks accounts of bombers in Easter attacks – President

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The safe houses used by the suicide bombers in Easter Sunday terror attacks and bank accounts owned by them will be confiscated, says President Maithripala Sirisena. The President stated this addressing the parliamentary session commenced this afternoon (07). Accordingly, 13 safe houses and 41 bank accounts belonging to the suicide bombers are to […]

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One nabbed with cell-phone jamming devices

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A person has been arrested in Negombo while in possession of 8 cell-phone jamming devices, the Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. The suspect is a resident of Negombo area. SP Gunasekara stated this addressing a press conference held in Colombo today (07).

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Cache of anti-aircraft bullets found in Vavuniya

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A cache of anti-aircraft bullets have been recovered from Alagalla area in Vavuniya last evening (06), says Irattaperiyakulam Police. Accordingly, 85 anti-aircraft bullets were found by Irattaperiyakulam police officers, who acted on a tip-off received from the residents of the area. The Irattaperiyakulam Police had searched the area further with the help of […]

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Army uniforms, weapons, NTJ CDs and more found in search operations

Tuesday, May 7th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A set of clothing similar to the uniform of the Sri Lanka Army has been found in a garbage pile behind the main bus stand in Hatton. Employees of the Hatton-Dickoya Municipal Council had discovered the clothing set inside an abandoned polythene bag and had informed authorities on the matter. The pair of […]

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