Author Archive for Terrorism

Tamils vs LTTE: Prabakaran vs Wijeweera

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

By Shivanthi Ranasinghe  Courtesy Ceylon Today By Shivanthi Ranasinghe Recently TNA spokesmen and Parliamentarian MA Sumanthiran stated that while the JVP were allowed to commemorate Rohana Wijeweera’s death, the Tamils are forbidden to remember their dead. Very mischievously, Sumanthiran was not referring to the Tamil civilians who were taken hostage by the LTTE (of which […]

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Foreign force behind Easter Sunday attacks – Sirisena

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island A powerful foreign country or an agency was behind the Easter Sunday bombings and the National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) leader Zaharan Hashim, former President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday told the PCoI investigating the Easter Sunday attacks. I also do not believe that Zaharan was the leader of that organisation. Because […]

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Ban on LTTE should continue, India tells UK – Report

Friday, November 13th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana India has told the United Kingdom that the ban of LTTE or Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam should continue. New Delhi has shared information” as to why the ban should remain on the group that was responsible for the 30-year long insurgency in Sri Lanka but also the assassination of former Indian Prime […]

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Statement by Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in light of Recent Developments in France

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

By A. Abdul Aziz, Press Secretary. In France, the recent attack in Nice and following on from the murder of Samuel Paty on 16 October, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has condemned all forms of terrorism and extremism and called for mutual understanding and dialogue between all peoples and […]

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NEWS‘Funds poured into NTJ kitty from all over the world’

Monday, October 26th, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island Ex-Chairman of National Thowheed Jamaath tells PCoI Muslims from all over the world donated to the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ), a former chairman of the terrorist organisation, Mohamed Yusuf Mohamed Tawfiq Moulavi, who is currently in remand custody told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) investigating the Easter Sunday […]

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AG orders police to launch criminal investigation into 1987 Aranthalawa massacre

Friday, October 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has directed the Acting IGP to record statement of the victim of the LTTE attacks on Buddhist monks in the 1987 Aranthalawa massacre. Attorney General Dappula de Livera has also instructed police to commence criminal investigations and submit a progress report within two weeks, the AG’s coordinating officer said.  The […]

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Sri Lanka to appeal against move to lift UK’s ban on LTTE.

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Government of Sri Lanka says that it has been made aware of the Open Judgement by the Proscribed Organizations Appeals Commission (POAC) of the United Kingdom on delisting the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a proscribed terrorist organization. The government also said that it will appeal against the judgement of […]

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Easter Attacks PCoI: Former Leaders Passing the Buck

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020

By Rienzie Wijetilleke  Courtesy Ceylon Today Sri Lankans around the world remain bemused at disclosures from the on-going 2019 Easter Attack investigations. The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) has so far seen a roll call of former leaders and high ranking officials from the previous regime providing any number of vague excuses and abdicating responsibility […]

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En-mass expulsion of North Lankan Muslims showed Prabhakaran’s true face

Monday, October 19th, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira/Ceylon Today He wanted the Northern Province for the Tamils only, says Sugeeeswara Senadhira Colombo, Octobr 19: The inhuman order given to 90,000 Muslims of Sri Lanka’s Northern Province to leave the province in October 1990, giving them just a few hours to obey the diktat had proved to the international community the ultra-racist, […]

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Easter Sunday probe in tatters: Director CID transferred following internal inquiry into Riyaj release

Monday, October 19th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island AG wants report within one month Close on the heels of Attorney General Dappula de Livera, PC, alleging serious lapses on the part of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), in respect of the probe on Riyaj Bathiudeen’s alleged involvement with those responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks, the premier […]

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Nearly 15,000 must have known of foreign intel on Easter attacks – Ex-SIS Chief

Monday, October 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) Nilantha Jayawardena believes that the forewarning given to him by a foreign intelligence agency ahead of the Easter Sunday attacks might not have been so secretive a mere week later. Testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, Jaywardena […]

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Zahran planned to launch Easter attack using 20 bombers, PCoI hears

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) looking into the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks heard that the ringleader of the carnage Zahran Hashim had planned to launch the attack using 20 suicide bombers. This was revealed by a police officer attached to the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID)’s team probing the Easter Sunday attacks. Testifying […]

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Probes led by IP Nishantha Silva received support from LTTE-linked NGOs: Fmr. Prez

Friday, October 16th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror Non- Governmental Organizations (NGOs) linked to the LTTE assisted the investigations conducted by former CID IP Nishantha Silva, who fled the country last year, former President Maithripala Sirisena informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks. Testifying before the Commission on Wednesday, the former President said that several Buddhist monks, […]

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Our security forces didn’t kill Prabha’s youngest son: SF

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror Prabhakaran’s youngest son was a commander of LTTE baby brigade, but the Sri Lankan army never killed him, SJB MP Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka told Parliament today. He said this in response to an allegation made by Tamil National People’s Front MP Selvaraj Gajendran that the […]

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SLPP calls for probe into release of Bathiudeen’s brother

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Sri Lanka Podujana Permauna (SLPP) today called for an immediate investigation into the release of MP Rishad Bathiudeen’s brother Riyaj Bathiudeen, who was arrested over alleged involvement in the Easter Sunday Attacks. Responding to a question asked at the SLPP weekly news briefing over the concerns raised by […]

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I could have stopped Easter attacks had I been told of warnings – former President

Monday, October 5th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks was told by former President Maithripala Sirisena today (05), that he was left in the dark regarding the crucial foreign intelligence warning, up until the day following the attacks. The former Commander in Chief at the time added that then-Defense Secretary […]

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Hejaz Hezbollah’s organization funded by suspicious Qatari institution, CID tells court

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Investigations have revealed that the ‘Save the Pearls’ organization, belonging to currently detained Hejaz Hizbullah, has received funds from an institute in Qatar suspected to be funding terrorist activities. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) informed the court today (23), that the said institute had deposited an amount of Rs 13 million to the […]

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Consequences of the commemoration of an LTTE hero’s death

Friday, September 18th, 2020

By P.K.Balachandran/Weekend ExpressCourtesy NewsIn.Asia Besides exacerbating Tamil-Sinhala ethnic tension in Sri Lanka, the commemoration of Thileepan’s death could sour the Lankan Tamils’ relationship with India Colombo, September 17: The commemoration of the 33 rd.Anniversary of the fast-unto-death of the Tamil Tiger hero Thileepan this year has become an issue in Sri Lankan politics. It has […]

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Court dismisses taxi driver’s bid to remove LTTE from Malaysia’s terrorist list

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

BY ASHMAN ADAM Courtesy Malay Mail KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 17 — The Kuala Lumpur High Court today dismissed a taxi driver’s legal bid to delist the now defunct Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terrorist group in the country. Malaysiakini reported Justice Mariana Yahya issuing the ruling over V. Balamurugan’s judicial review application during […]

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Those who commemorate terrorists should be given maximum punishment: Terrorism expert Dr.Rohan Gunaratna

Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia He was commenting on former MP M.K. Shivajilingam’s commemorating the 33 rd anniversary of the fast-unto-death undertaken by Thileepan, a member of LTTE chief Prabhakaran’s inner circle Colombo, September 16 (newsin.asia): Dr.Rohan Gunaratna, an international expert on terrorism who is now Honorary Professor at the Sir John Kotelawala Defense University, Sri Lanka, has […]

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Information on MPs who prevented the arrest of extremists – Easter Commission

Sunday, September 13th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Former senior DIG of the Eastern province Edson Gunatillake says that muslim radicals have been taking arms since 2008 and 2009 under the pretense of fighting the LTTE, and spread their radicalistic ideas. He expressed this view last evening while giving his statement before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the Easter Attacks. […]

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‘The Diaspora gave Prabakaran all the wrong advice’ – Erik Solheim

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Mahinda sought a summit with Prabakaran   Prabakaran didn’t understand the outside world    Tigers rejected civilian evacuation plan   Balasingham knew rebels would lose Sri Lanka’s 30-year war would be remembered, in part, for the crucial role played by Norway. The Norwegians managed to secure peace talks between the Government of Sri Lanka […]

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Sri Lanka Sufi scholar warns against extremist groups

Saturday, September 5th, 2020

Courtesy WION News Sufi Scholar in Sri Lanka have raised alarm on radical groups. Sufi scholar is receiving threats from Wahhabi groups. According to reports, 48 radical islamic groups are active in the country. https://www.wionews.com/videos/sri-lanka-sufi-scholar-warns-against-extremist-groups-325404

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එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ යට සම්බන්ධ අයගේ නම් අසාදු ලේඛනයෙන් ඉවත් කර ඇතැයි හෙළිවේ (වීඩියෝ)

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් ජාත්‍යන්තර රතු නිවේදන නිකුත් කර ඇති ,  එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ සංවිධානයට සම්බන්ධ පුද්ගලයින් 338 දෙනෙකුගේ නම් අසාදු ලේඛනයෙන් ඉවත් කිරීමට හිටපු අමාත්‍ය මංගල සමරවීර මහතා ඍජුවම කටයුතු කර ඇතැයි බුද්ධි අංශ මාණ්ඩලික  නිලධාරි කර්නල් ෂම්මි කුමාරරත්න මහතා අද ප්‍රකාශ කළා . ඒ දේශපාලන පලිගැනීම් පිළිබඳ සොයා බලන ජනාධිපති පරීක්ෂණ කොමිෂන් සභාව හමුවේ සාක්ෂි […]

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Rauff Hakeem to appear before PCoI on Easter attacks

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks has informed MP Rauff Hakeem to appear before its police unit. Accordingly, the parliamentarian will be recording a statement with the police unit of the PCoI on Friday (September 04).

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ආගම හා භාෂාව පදනම් කරගත් දේශපාලන පක්ෂ තහනම් කරන ලෙස කාදිනල් හිමියන් රජයෙන් ඉල්ලයි (වීඩියෝ)

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් පසුගිය ආණ්ඩුව පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරයේ විමර්ශන නිසි අයුරින් සිදු නොකළ බවට කොළඹ අගරදගරු අති උතුම් මැල්කම් කාදිනල් රංජිත් හිමිපාණන් පවසනවා. උන්වහන්සේ රජයෙන් ඉල්ලා සිටින්නේ ආගම සහ භාෂාව පදනම් කරගත් දේශපාලන පක්ෂ තහනම් කරන ලෙසයි. රාගම – තේවත්ත – ශ්‍රී ලංකා අප ස්වාමිදූගේ ජාතික බැසිලිකා සිද්ධස්ථානයේ රෝගීන් ආසිරි ගැන්වීමේ වාර්ෂික දේව මෙහෙය කොළඹ […]

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Solheim’s Duplicity: Finally Cedes Praba ordered Rajiv Gandhi Assassination

Sunday, August 30th, 2020

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today Former Norwegian peace negotiator Erik Solheim, who defended Tiger terrorists and their vision of the so-called ‘Tamil cause’ for over three decades, finally acknowledges that he knew Tiger Leader Velupillai Prabakaran had ordered the killing of former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Solheim, in a twitter message, said that […]

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If even one person had read the reports I sent, those innocent people would not have died” – Nilantha Jayawardena (Video).

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News he former director of the State Intelligence Service told the Presidential Commission that the series of Easter attacks could have been prevented if all security forces worked togther and had arrested Saharan’s follower as a precautionary measure.

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Revelation of a threatening letter sent by Islam radicals to founding Thero of Nelligala IBC

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The founder of the Nelligala International Buddhist Center Venerable Wathurakumbure Dhammaratana Thero says that he received a letter of threat, three weeks after the Easter attacks. The thero made this statement while testifying before the Presidential Commission appointed to probe the Easter Attacks. Dhammaratana Thero further added that the Zaharan Hashim had […]

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State intelligence knew that Rifkan Bathiudeen helped Saharan flee to India – Nilantha Jayawardena (video)

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Former Director of the State Intelligence Service Nilantha Jayawardena stated that the State Intelligence Service also knew before the Easter attack that Rifkan Bathiudeen, the brother of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, had helped Saharan Hashim, who was evading court despite being issued a warrant, to flee to India by boat from Mannar. […]

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