Author Archive for Security

Easter Sunday carnage cannot be blamed on Muslim extremists alone – Cardinal

Saturday, January 15th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Dastardly conspiracy gradually unfolding’ Declaring that 2019 Easter Sunday carnage couldn’t be blamed on Muslim extremists alone, the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith yesterday (14) questioned the failure on the part of the government to at least implement the recommendations made by the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) and […]

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Conspiracy to embarrass Govt.- Minister Sarath Weerasekara

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekara said today there was a main conspirator behind the incidents where hand grenades were placed at a private hospital in Narahenpita and at the Borella All Saints’ Church premises. He told reporters that in both instances, it was the same person who placed the bombs, who […]

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Operation Flycatcher: disrupting Sri Lanka’s terrorist networks

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Interpol Suspected terrorists and foreign fighters among arrests during INTERPOL-coordinated operation COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Boosting the ability of frontline border officers to detect travelers as potential terrorists was the focus of a counter- terrorism (CT) and border management operation led by INTERPOL across Sri Lanka. Codenamed Operation Flycatcher II, the five-day (8 – 12 […]

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Hand grenade found at Borella All Saints’ Church premises

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A hand grenade was found at the Borella All Saints’ Church premises by the STF this evening. Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the incident. Steps were being taken to defuse the ordinance, police said.

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Terror in Tamil Nadu: In Conversation with B R Gautaman

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Rajiv Malhotra Official Shocking state of affairs in Tamilnadu due to Muslin extremism In the backdrop of the terror attacks by Islamic fundamentalists in Sri Lanka, we take a look at the vulnerabilities in Tamil Nadu. The National Tawheed Jamath with sympathies towards the ISIS has been declared as the perpetrator of the Sri Lankan […]

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Pakistan’s military leadership affirms zero tolerance for incidents like Sialkot lynching

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Courtesy Pakistan Observer RAWALPINDI – Taking note of the heinous lynching of a Sri Lankan citizen at Sialkot, the Corps Commanders Conference unequivocally affirmed zero tolerance for such elements so as to eradicate extremism & terrorism from the country. Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa chaired the meeting where global, regional and […]

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Soapy Water Leak Test: How Do You Check for Gas Cylinder Leaks, How to Detect a Gas Leak in Your Home – Gas Leak Soap Bubbles – Soap Test for Gas Leak

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

Courtesy ELGAS (Australia) The soapy water leak test allows for tell-tale gas leak soap bubbles that are indicative of a gas leak. You just coat all of the gas transmission gear (pipes, hoses & valves) with soapy water and then pressurise the system. If you see gas leak soap bubbles or smell rotten eggs, you […]

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Exercise ‘Dosti’: Coast Guards of India, Maldives and Sri Lanka Conduct Military Drills

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Courtesy News18 Exercise Dosti was initiated in 1991 between the Indian and the Maldives’ coast guards. (Image for representation only: Reuters) Indian Coast Guard vessels Vajra and Apoorva have been deployed for the exercise. The coast guards of India, the Maldives and Sri Lanka are currently conducting a five-day military exercise to enhance interoperability and […]

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STF arrests a man with smuggled explosives

Saturday, November 20th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News A stock of high explosives smuggled from India has been seized by the Police Special Task Force (STF) following a intelligence information received by the Navy. The STF arrested a person with a stock of illegal high explosives during a search operation conducted in the Shanthipuram beach area in Mannar today (20). […]

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Visit to Moscow amid US travel ban

Sunday, November 14th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island General Shavendra Silva’s recently concluded visit (Oct 23 to Oct 30) to Russia should be examined against the backdrop of an unprecedented travel ban by the United States on the Sri Lanka Army Commander over hearsay war crimes accusations, including extrajudicial killings, during the last phase of the Vanni […]

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Chinese Embassy in Colombo accuses US of expanding its military bases

Saturday, November 6th, 2021

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy The Hindu Reaction to the recent Pentagon report on military developments involving China Reactingsharply to a Pentagon report on security developments involving China, flagging the Asian giant’s likely consideration” of overseas military bases in countries such as Sri Lanka, the Chinese Embassy in Colombo accused the United States of widespread military occupation. […]

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Former US Navy Officer arrested in Sri Lanka with ammo & weapons

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Written by Zulfick Farzan Courtesy News 1st COLOMBO (News 1st); The two suspects, including a US Citizen, who were arrested from Theldeniya, Digana for the possession of multiple weapons were remanded to the 15th of November when they were produced in Court on Monday (1). Sri Lanka Police arrested two men for the possession of […]

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Maithri, security establishments only concerned of their own safety: Cardinal

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Former President Maithripala Sirisena and those who were in the security establishments only tried to ensure their own safety when they received prior warnings on impending Easter Sunday attacks , Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said.  Cardinal Ranjith who visited the residence of a native of Katuwapitiya who […]

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Nanotechnology – a new hazard

Saturday, October 30th, 2021

The Victorian Trades Hall Council’s (VTHC) Occupational Health and Safety Unit. Nanotechnology is the generic name given to the production or use of very small, or ‘nano’ particles. These are particles that are less than one hundred nanometres or about one thousandth the width of a human hair. A nanometre is one billionth of a metre. […]

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Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS)chief Suresh Sallay files complaint with CID

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS), Major General Suresh Sallay has filed a complaint with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) regarding the allegations made by Father Cyril Gamini and several others pertaining to the Easter Sunday attacks.  The complaint refers to the statements made by Rev. Fr. Cyril Gamini Fernando, who is […]

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Largest-ever Indian Naval flotilla arrives in Sri Lanka

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, October 24 ( Six ships of the Indian Navy’s First Training Squadron arrived at Colombo and Trincomalee on October 24 for a training session with the Sri Lanka Navy. These ships are helmed by Capt. Aftab Ahmed Khan, Senior Officer of the First Training Squadron, the Indian High Commission said. The visit […]

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President said some recommendations cannot be implemented – Cardinal

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had told him that it was not possible to implement every recommendation that has been made by the Presidential Commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said. The Cardinal called for the support of international community to find out the […]

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Arms seizure: NIA seeks info from Sri Lanka under treaty

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

By Toby Antony Express News Service courtesy The New Indian Express The case related to the seizure of AK 47 rifles and ammunition was first registered at Vizhinjam police station which was later taken over by NIA. KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sought information about suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members from Sri […]

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Former CAA Executive Director lodges complaint over a white van

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Thushan Gunawardena, the former Executive Director of the Consumer Affairs Authority has lodged a complaint with the Kirulapone Police regarding suspicious behavior by an unidentified group in a white van near his house. In his complaint, he claimed that the suspicious white van had arrived last Thursday morning. He said that […]

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Sri Lanka Won’t Be Used For Activity Against India: President Rajapaksa

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Courtesy NDTV Regarding concerns on Colombo’s ties with China, the Sri Lankan President said to Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla that he would not allow Sri Lanka to be used for activity that could threaten India’s security. Colombo:  Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday assured India that his country would not be allowed to be […]

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Defence Secretary responds to criticism over Easter attacks probe

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne today responded to the allegations leveled against the government with regard to the investigations related to the Easter Sunday terror attacks.  Asked whether he believes the investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks has been carried out in a fair and impartial manner, Gunaratne said that he cannot […]

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Defence Ministry responds to news circulating on ‘terror attack’

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Defence says that the news circulating on social media platforms and electronic media sources stating that a likely terror attack on Sri Lankan churches was based on basic information which is neither analyzed nor confirmed by the respective authorities.  Further, the Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne reiterates that there […]

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Navy officials inform Bopitiya Church to be vigilant of a possible attack (Video)

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News A group of naval officers has arrived at St. Nicholas Church in Ja-Ela-Bopitiya and asked persons there to be vigilant as information has been received that a bomb attack is being carried out. Rev. Father Jayantha Nimal of the church stated that a team of naval officers returned this afternoon and rectified […]

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Risks Of Granting Refugee Status (13.9.21) To Another SriLankan Under Surveiance By Sri Lankan Security Personel On Charges Of ” Links To Terrorism”

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM. Spokesperson, United Sri lanka Assn. Wellington NZ To:Rt Hon Jacinda Arden,Prime Minister of NZ. Dear Prime Minister, I write to you after much consideration , to record concerns  about NZ’s decision to grant  refugee status over a week ago, to a Sri Lankan couple, under surveillance of Sri Lankan security authorities, […]

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Police launch probe into suspected ISIS Whatsapp group operating in Sri Lanka.

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An investigation has been launched after the Western Province Intelligence Division had received an information in connection to a WhatsApp group suspected to be connected to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), operating in Sri Lanka. Senior DIG in charge of Western Province and all divisions senior officers in the […]

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Australia seeks intelligence cooperation with Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 21 ( The Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Australia met on the eve of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. At the meeting the Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne sought from her Sri Lankan counterpart, Prof.G.L.Peiris, intelligence cooperation with Sri Lanka. Though […]

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Revelation of Ven. Gnanasara Thera – Several parties express views (Video)

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Several parties expressed their views today (17) regarding the revelation of Ven. Gnanasara Thera and the response of the Archbishop of Colombo. The National Organizer of the ‘Sinhale’ National Organization Pradeep Sanjeewa presented to the media an audio recording of a conversation that took place between former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and […]

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No need to panic over ‘fake email’ received by airport authorities – Defence Secretary

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Secretary of Defence says there is NO need for the public to panic over the ‘fake email’ received by country’s airport authorities regarding a security threat. Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne Referring to the standard security measures adopted at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport, affirmed that there is no requirement […]

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STF uncovers high-power explosives in Matara and Gandara

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Special Task Force (STF) personnel have found a large haul of equipment used for high-power explosives in the Matara and Gandara police areas. The raids had been carried out based on intelligence received by the STF Special Operations Unit. A stock of ammonium nitrate, gelatine sticks, service threads, and other items have been […]

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Drugs, ammo in Sri Lankan boat: LTTE, Pakistan links identified

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

By Toby Antony Express News Service Courtesy The New Indian Express The NIA has found that the conspiracy to smuggle drugs and weapons from Pakistan using fishing vessels started in the second half of 2020. KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the seizure of five AK-47 rifles and `3,000-crore worth of heroin from a Sri Lanka boat […]

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