Archive for May 25th, 2019

Who are the Extremists in Sri Lanka – Christianity, Islam or Buddhists?

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Attack on Buddhism/Buddhists & Buddha is nothing new. The Buddhists are easy prey because both Christianity & Islam are institutionalized faiths with powerful funding, powerful countries & powerful organizations to back them. From ‘Age of Discovery’ the Papal Bulls, Christianization of lands to Islamization of lands, every Buddhist occupied land from Persia to Indonesia was […]

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Army Commander should learn the Army Act

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

by Tassie Seneviratne Courtesy The Island Army Commander, Mahesh Senanayake I could not believe my eyes when I read in the Sunday Island of 19th May 2019, statements attributed to the Army Commander, Mahesh Senanayake. He is reported to have stated, inter alia, that, “If a soldier has done something wrong, it is the people […]

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Shirkers!

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

The people are living in fear of being blown to smithereens following the Easter terror attacks though it is being claimed in some quarters that the country is now safe. Nothing is of graver concern to the public, at this juncture, than national security, which is in peril. The situation is so bad that the […]

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‘I am hell-bent on revamping AG’s Department’ says Dappula de Livera

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Courtesy The Island Dappula de Livera As the Attorney General’s Department of Sri Lanka marks its 135 illustrious years, Dappula de Livera, PC takes over its reins as the 30th Attorney General of Sri Lanka. In an exclusive interview with The Sunday Island, the legal bigwig who calls himself a ‘self-made man, priding himself on […]

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Gnanasara Thera promises to reveal names of some others linked to NTJ

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

by Zacki Jabbar Courtesy The Island Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera, who was released last week on a presidential pardon, pledged to reveal the names with evidence of some others linked to National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) suicide bombers responsible for the Easter Sunday carnage. “I will not only just name them, but petition the United Nations […]

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Troops hunt those linked to suicide attacks

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Courtesy The Island Maithripala The military launched a major hunt, on Saturday, for the remnants of the National Thowheed Jamaath, which carried out the Easter suicide bombings, killing 258 people. Several Colombo suburbs were targeted by troops using emergency powers on arrests and detentions adopted after the April 21 attacks. “Special cordon-and-search operations are under […]

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The house Rajiv Gandhi’s killer lived in

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Sandeep Unnithan Courtesy India Today In March 2013, an India Today team was allowed access to the secretive underground bunker used by LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran. Here is what they saw. The two-room house in a jungle in northern Sri Lanka which covered the entrance to Prabhakaran’s bunker. (Photo: India Today) On May 21, 1991, Velupillai […]

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Covering the Sri Lanka attacks: ‘It’s about giving voices to the victims’

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Michael Safi Courtesy  Guardian (UK) The Guardian’s South Asia correspondent describes the challenges of reporting the recent atrocities in Sri Lanka and finding the words to justify intrusion into the lives of grieving families In the immediate moments after the explosion, on a crowded street in Colombo, there was silence; the sound of thousands of […]

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Sri Lanka troops hunt Islamists linked to suicide attacks

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Courtesy Mail Online Sri Lankan security forces have arrested scores of suspects in connection with the bombings and over what appeared to be organised violence against the island’s Muslim minority Sri Lanka’s military launched a major hunt Saturday for remnants of an Islamist group which carried out the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, […]

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Tamil Nadu-based Islamic​ outfit inspired Sri Lankan suicide bombers, claims Buddhist monk

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Courtesy The Indian Express In 2013, monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara was blamed for leading a major anti-Muslim riot in the Muslim-dominated town of Aluthgama in the Western Province. By PTI COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, who was controversially released from jail, has claimed that a Tamil Nadu-based Islamic organisation had inspired the local Islamist extremist group […]

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Easter attacks probe nearly complete, says top official

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy  The Hindu Sri Lankan army soldiers during a search operation in Mattegoda, Sri Lanka, on Saturday, May 25, 2019.   | Photo Credit: REUTERSMORE-INSri Lanka Easter bombings A total of 69 key suspects have been arrested over the past four weeks. Sri Lankan authorities have nearly completed the investigation into the April 21 […]

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Funds worth Rs.one bn in bank accounts of those arrested in Horowpathana

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Nimanthi Ranasinghe, Pathum Darshana and Dayarathna Embogama Courtesy The Daily Mirror It was revealed that there were funds amounting to Rs. one billion in the bank accounts belonging to the five suspects, who were arrested in Horowpathana yesterday on suspicion of having links with the National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) and its leader Zahran Hashim, a […]

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Monthly inbound flights reduced by 300: Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday said that the number of monthly inbound flights at the Bandaranaike International Airport has been reduced by 300.   Making a statement in parliament, he said artistes including film directors who had made movies for Vesak and those who were planning to put up pandals and other decorations […]

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PR System and Executive Presidency

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

By Gamini Abeywardane Courtesy Ceylon Today When J.R. Jayewardene introduced the executive presidency his main declared reason for it was the much needed stability for the country. His argument was that under the Westminster system the country had had too many elections and since independence no government ran its full term until 1970. He believed […]

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Post-mortem

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

By Dr. Tilak S. Fernando Courtesy Ceylon Today Customarily a post-mortem is done within 24 hours after a person’s tragic death, but it has taken more than a month to write about Sri Lanka’s atrocities that took place on Easter Sunday, 21 April 2019. First and foremost, it was impossible to think how some of […]

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Saturday, May 25th, 2019

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Kerala coast on high alert as 15 Islamic State terrorists from Sri Lanka set off in boat – report

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Kerala Coast was put on high alert following Intelligence reports that 15 ISIS terrorists set off from Sri Lanka to Minicoy Island in Lakshadweep, India. The terrorist have been set off in a white boat to the island and the police were asked to prevent them entering Kerala coast, Indian media reported quoting […]

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China relaxes travel advisory for Sri Lanka

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana – PTI China on Saturday became the first country to tone down its travel advisory imposed on Sri Lanka post the Easter Sunday blasts, in a move that would help in reviving the tourism industry of the island nation hit hard by the terror attack. The move came a day after Lankan Prime […]

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Doctor arrested over suspicious assets handed over to CID

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital, who was arrested over assets earned through suspicious means, has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID). Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the doctor was handed over to the CID for further investigations. A 42-year-old doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital has […]

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