Author Archive for Security

Bid to observe Black Tigers’ Day signals attempt to revive LTTE in Sri Lanka

Friday, July 10th, 2020

By Camelia Nathaniel/Daily News Sri Lanka will be in danger unless the masterminds located in Europe, UK. Canada and Australia are neutralized by governments there, says Camelia Nathaniel Colombo, July 9: The LTTE network overseas has been planning a series of attacks in Sri Lanka since the war ended in May 2009. The latest attempt […]

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A complaint against Rangajeewa who threatened a journalist

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Police Narcotics Bureau Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa has threatened and intimidated a journalist at the Colombo High Court premises this morning. The victim was a photojournalist who had come to cover a court case. The photographer had taken a photo of Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa at the Colombo High Court. Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa dragged […]

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Sri Lanka likely to ban some foreign organizations and individuals for LTTE links

Thursday, July 9th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia A blast in a house in Iyakachchi in North Lanka in which an ex-LTTE cadre died, is the immediate provocation for the proposed ban Colombo, July 8: Sri Lanka is likely to re-list some foreign organizations and individuals as terrorist” under UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution No: 1373 following intelligence reports […]

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Former PM did not care intelligence information: Former CNI

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Convincing the importance of intelligence information to former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was totally absurd, said former Chief of National Intelligence (CNI) Kapila Hendawitharana while testifying before the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks today. Hendawitharana informed the Commission when Ranil Wickremesinghe was serving as the Prime Minister between 2001 […]

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INDIA SATP – SOUTH ASIA INTELLIGENCE REVIEW

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

SATP – SOUTH ASIA Government designates nine persons as terrorists for trying to revive militancy in Punjab: Government declared nine persons including Gurpatwant Singh Pannu, the US-based legal adviser of the banned pro-Khalistan organisation, Sikhs For Justice (SFJ), as terrorists under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) for their involvement in acts of terror and […]

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Easter attack update – how the copper reached the suicide bombers factory

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Presidential Commission to Investigate the Easter Attack revealed today that a public relations director of former President Maithripala Sirisena has asked the Industrial Development Board to supply 500 tons of copper to the Cinnamon grand hotel Bomber’s copper factory. That was when the Secretary to the Ministry of Industry and Commerce […]

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Public trust in the institution has been tarnished – AG tells the Police

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Attorney General Dappula de Livera says that due to the incidents of the Police Narcotics Bureau, public trust in the institution has been tarnished. He made this remark while delivering a special lecture to the Police Narcotics Bureau officials today. The lecture was held at the DIG’s office in Colombo and the acting […]

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’’IBD supplied Brass, Copper to suicide bomber’s company’’

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Industrial Development Board (IDB) supplied Brass and Copper to ‘Colossus’, a company owned by Easter Sunday suicide bomber Insaf Ahmad Ibrahim during the period between 2017 and 2019, although the company had failed to operate within the given criteria, Sarath Udayasiri, Marketing Director of IDB informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday […]

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Senior cops should bear responsibility for curbing crimes in respective areas – Defence Secretary

Tuesday, June 30th, 2020

Courtesy Ada Derana Defence Secretary Major General (Retired) Kamal Gunaratne says the senior police officers-in-charge of provinces should be ashamed of wearing their uniforms if large-scale illegal activities are taking place in their respective divisions. You need to curb illegal activities that are increasing at an alarming rate without heeding to forces that might influence […]

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STF raids underworld kingpin’s armoury, recovers 12 T-56 rifles

Monday, June 29th, 2020

By Hemantha Randunu Courtesy The Island The STF seized a stash of weapons from a safe house of underworld kingpin Dharmakeerthi Tharaka Perera Wijesekara alias Kosgoda Tharaka at Pitipana, Homagama yesterday.  A suspect known as Potta Kapila and identified as an accomplice of Kosgoda Tharaka has also been arrested with the stock of weapons. The […]

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IGP undermined intelligence on Easter attacks – fmr. SIS Director

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Retired Deputy Inspector of Police (DIG) Keerthi Gajanayake believes that the intelligence information the Inspector General of Police (IGP) received prior to the Easter Sunday terror attacks had been undermined by the IGP himself, with the inclusion of a common phrase used by the police. Giving evidence before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry […]

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Fmr Minister acknowledges Premadasa govt. gave weapons to LTTE

Monday, June 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Minister of Ranasinghe Premadasa‘s government Gamini Jayawickrama Perera admits that the then-government provided weapons to the terrorist organization LTTE during the civil war. Perera mentioned this addressing a public meeting held in Kurunegala, yesterday (28). He says that the Indian Peace Keeping Force (IPKF) signed agreements with LTTE Leader Velupillai Prabhakaran. Ranasinghe […]

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Curfew in Sri Lanka completely lifted

Sunday, June 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The curfew imposed on the island in order to curtail the spread of COVID-19 has been completely lifted, President’s Media Division said. This decision will be in effect from today (June 28, Sunday). Previously, the curfew imposed on the whole country from March 20 was partially lifted with the country returning to normalcy. […]

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Delhi needs to work with its Indian Ocean neighbours to deny strategic foothold to China

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

N SATHIYA MOORTHY Courtesy Observer Research Foundation The recent border clashes with China on the land frontier may have spiked the stakes for India on the sea-front, too, more than anticipated and acknowledged. While the multiple security agreements with the US and the rest over the past years may be an expression of the nation’s resolve to check Chinese […]

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Original evidence of Welikada incident has disappeared (Video)

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Police Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa of the Police Field Force Headquarters revealed at the Presidential Commission to Investigate Political Victimization that original evidence has disappeared regarding the Welikada Prison incident in 2012. He also presented two CDs containing the voice of a drug dealer, Velesuda.

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Pakistan had warned Sri Lanka about Easter Sunday attack, says envoy

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia But the Lankan authorities had sat over the intelligence input, he adds Colombo, June 21 (Ada Derana TV): Pakistan had shared with Sri Lanka, intelligence about the suspicious movements of Islamic terrorists before the Eastern Sunday bombings in the island in 2019, the Pakistan High Commissioner in Sri Lanka, Maj.Gen (Rtd) Muhammad Saad […]

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Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings probe is at final stages, say police.

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Meera Srinivasan 200 suspects have been arrested; inquiry is now focusing on financial networks connecting suicide bombers; role of foreign groups suspected Sri Lanka’s probe into the April 2019 Easter terror bombings is in its final stages”, authorities have said, while raising suspicion that the suicide bombers were funded by two foreign outfits”. The Colombo Crime Division, […]

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සහරාන්, පුත්තලම මද්‍රසා පාසල් ළමුන්ට විදුහල්පති ඉදිරියේම අවි පුහුණුව ලබා ඇති බව හෙළිවෙයි (වීඩියෝ)

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් පාස්කු ඉරුදින එල්ල වූ ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරය මෙහෙය වූ සහරාන් හසීම් සහ අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව භාරයේ සිටින නීතීඥ හිජාස් හිස්බුල්ලා පුත්තලම ප්‍රදේශයේ මද්‍රසා පාසල් ළමුන්ට විදුහල්පති ඉදිරියේම අවි පුහුණුව ලබා ඇති බව අනාවරණ වී තිබෙනවා. ඒල එම සිසුන් අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට ලබා දී ඇති ප්‍රකාශවලට අනුවයි. එම ප්‍රකාශ ඇතුළත් විශේෂ වාර්තාවක් අපරාධ […]

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PCoI on Easter Sunday attacks – Extremism can only be eradicated by banning it: Gnanasara Thera

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror No matter who administers the country, Islamic extremism cannot be eradicated until the government leaders ban extremism across the country, Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary the Ven. Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on the Easter Sunday Attacks. “Extremism in the country is like a cancer […]

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AG directs police to record statements from Maithripala, Ranil over Bond Scam

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Police have been directed to record statements from several influential figures of the former government including former President Maithripala Sirisena and former Ranil Wickremesinghe over the Central Bank (CBSL) Bond Scam. The Attorney General Dappula de Livera has issued these directions to the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) C. D. Wickramaratne today […]

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Report from the National Intelligence Chief to the UN (Video)

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Head of State Intelligence service, Major General Suresh Saleh submitted a report to the United Nations and the European Union stating that the Executive Director of the International Truth and Justice Project, Yasmin Sooka, had violated his fundamental rights by making false and slanderous accusations against him. He further stated that the […]

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Banned foreign terrorist organisations funded Easter attacks: Police Spokesman

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Courtesy Ceylon Today Investigations have confirmed that banned foreign terrorist organisations had funded the Easter Sunday bomb attacks took place on 21 April, 2019, Police Spokesperson SP Jaliya Senaratne said.  He noted that further investigations into the attack are being conducted by the Criminal Investigation Department and the Terrorism Investigation Division. Furthermore, he added that […]

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Presidential Commission records more evidence on Easter attacks

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana

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Easter attacks: Was skeptical of warnings, senior cop tells PCoI.

Thursday, June 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The hearing of evidence by the Presidential Commission probing the Eater attacks continued today (11) with the recording of statements from the Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province who stated that he was skeptical rather of the possibility of an attack since no prior information had been circulated of the existence […]

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Violence and Carnage in SL in the last 50 years

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Chuls Rajapakse MNZM The outstanding violence that Sri Lanka experienced in the last fifty years are: 1. The thirty-year terrorism of LTTE of a Tamil group supported by a national and international diaspora consisting of Tamil people supported by significant contributions from Christian & Catholic clergy. 2 The Easter Sunday carnage caused by a militant […]

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Island-wide curfew on May 31, June 4 & 5

Thursday, May 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The President’s Media Division announced that island-wide curfew will be imposed on May 31 as well as on June 04 and June 05. Issuing an updated notice on the curfew, the PMD that the curfew will be effective in the island till Saturday, June 6th and afterwards as follows: Curfew will be in […]

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11 years later: Back on the Frontlines, Fighting for You

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

By Gagani Weerakoon Courtesy Ceylon Today Eleven years ago, on 18 May 2009, Sri Lanka marked a significant day in its history by freeing itself from the clutches of terrorism. This saw Sri Lanka becoming the first nation to eradicate terrorism in the 21st century, securing a momentous place in military history. The military operations […]

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Curfew hours of all districts revised

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The President’s Media Division (PMD) has issued an updated announcement on the ongoing curfew in all districts. Accordingly, the island-wide curfew, which is set to go into force from 8.00 pm tonight (23), will be lifted at 4.00 am on Tuesday (26). The entire country will be under curfew on the 24th and […]

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Easter attacks: Zahran and a bomber was at Shangri-La two days prior to attacks

Saturday, May 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks heard that Ringleader of the attacks Zahran Hashim and another bomber had engaged in a reconnaissance of the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo two days prior to the attacks. The Commission also heard that a room was booked by one of the bombers […]

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Women crushed to death in Sri Lanka stampede for $8 handout

Thursday, May 21st, 2020

Courtesy aljazeera.com Three women trampled to death outside businessman’s warehouse for annual handout to mark holy month of Ramadan. A crime scene officer inspects the place where the stampede occurred in the capital, Colombo [Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters] Three women have been trampled to death during a stampede for an $8 cash handout in Sri Lanka’s capital […]

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