Author Archive for Terrorism

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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LTTE rump in the Tamil Diaspora is trying hard to revive terrorism in North Sri Lanka

Tuesday, August 4th, 2020

By Camelia Nathaniel/Daily News The role of one who goes as “Maniarasan” based in France, has come to light Colombo, August 4: Since 2009 after the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was militarily defeated, there have been several attempts to revamp the LTTE military outfit. From 2012 there have been 12 such attempts that […]

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European Council renews ban on the LTTE, Hizbul Mujahideen, Babbar Khalsa and Khalistan Zindabad Force

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia The decision was taken on July 30, 2020 Colombo, August 1 (newsin.asia): The European Council on July 30 decided to renew the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) of Sri Lanka, along with 20 other organizations including Babar Khalsa, Hizbul Mujahideen’ and Khalistan Zindabad Force. Here are the details: COUNCIL […]

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Two ex-deputy ministers supported terrorist & extremist groups, PCoI hears

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) Nilantha Jayawardena revealed that former deputy ministers Ameer Ali and M.L.AM. Hizbullah had supported terrorist and extremist groups in the country. He made this revelation on Thursday (30), testifying before the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday terror attacks, for the fourth consecutive day. During […]

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Former Intelligence chief reveals the ‘theoretician’ of NTJ

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Director of State Intelligence Service (SIS) Nilantha Jayawardena revealed at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry probing 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks that Mawlawi Naufer, who is currently under arrest, had served as the theoretician of the banned-terror group National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ). Giving evidence at the Presidential Commission of Inquiry yesterday (28), Jayawardena […]

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Security Council was kept informed of Zahran Hashim, Former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) tells PCoI

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS), Nilantha Jayawardena has told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing Easter attacks that the National Security Council was kept informed of all threats posed by Zahran Hashim but no action was taken to arrest the ringleader of the carnage. Senior DIG Jayawardena was the […]

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Riyaz Bathiudeen brought to the Presidential Commission to make a statement

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Riyaz Bathiudeen, the brother of former MP Rishad Bathiudeen, who is in the custody of the CID, was brought to the Police Investigation Unit of the Presidential Commission appointed to Investigate the Easter Attacks at around 9 am today to record a statement. Our correspondent stated that he was taken back at […]

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Commission begins questioning former director of state intelligence who first received the warning of the Easter attacks (video).

Monday, July 27th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Presidential Commission appointed to inquire the Easter Attacks today commenced questioning the then Director of the State Intelligence, Nilantha Jayawardena, who was the first to receive prior information and warning on the series of terrorist attacks on Easter Sunday. At the request of Nilantha Jayawardena and the Attorney General’s Department, which […]

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Top Former SIS Officer had links with Islamic Org.: Witness

Saturday, July 25th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror A senior officer attached to the State Intelligence Service (SIS), after his retirement, had connections with an Islamic organisation that wanted to establish an Islamic state, a senior SIS official investigating Islamic extremism on Thursday night informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday attacks. The witness made the above statement […]

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Easter attack update -Plans to attack the dalada pererhera

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News It has now been revealed that the extremists had a plan to launch a second attack targeting the Sri Dalada Perahera in Kandy after the Easter Sunday attack. A State Intelligence official working in the Eastern Province testified for the second day yesterday in connection with the Inquiry of the Presidential Commission […]

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2019 Easter Blasts: Wife of a suicide bomber escaped to India, says Sri Lanka police

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020

Written by Arun Janardhanan courtesy The Indian Express Probed by the Colombo Crime Division, Criminal Investigation Department and the Terrorism Investigation Department, the probe into the Easter Sunday blasts has result in the arrest of around 200 suspects, and the investigation is in its final stages. The wife of one of the suicide bombers who struck […]

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Commission pays attention to transfer of police officers investigating Saindamarudu blast

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Presidential Commission to Investigate the Easter Attack has drawn attention to the sudden transfers of two police officers who were initially investigating the Ampara Saindamarudu blast. The Commission commenced to hear evidence yesterday regarding the explosion that took place in a house in Saindamardu, Ampara on April 26 last year. SSP Samantha […]

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St Sebastian church suicide bomber’s wife believed to have fled to India

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island Pulasthini Rajendran alias Sarah, the wife of Achchi Mohammdu Mohammadu Hasthun, suicide bomber, who blew himself up at St. Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, most likely had fled to India by sea in September 2019 and a person who helped her escape had been arrested, Chief Inspector Arjuna Maheenkanda, yesterday […]

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Pulasthini Mahendran not among the dead in Sainthamaruthu attack, PCoI told

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on Easter Sunday terror attacks heard that there are doubts as to whether Pulasthini Mahendran alias ‘Sara Jasmine’, a converted Islamic extremist and part of Zahran Hashim’s terror group, was among the 16 dead at the Sainthamaruthu safe house raided on the 26th of April last year. […]

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Warning letter should have been given priority at intelligence reviews: fmr IGP Illangakoon

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Yoshitha Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror After receiving the warning letter on April 9, 2019, about the possible terror attack, that particular letter should be the priority of all intelligence reviews and Security Council meetings during that time, former IGP N. K. Illangakoon on Friday informed the PCoI probing Easter Sunday Attacks. N. K. Illangakoon […]

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Rishad Bathiutheen files FR petition against arrest over Easter Sunday attacks

Friday, July 17th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Former Minister Rishad Bathiutheen has filed a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court asking to issue an order preventing his arrest by the CID over the Easter Sunday attacks

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ISI using pro-Khalistan elements in Canada for terror acts in India, reveals a report:

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020

Courtesy The Hindustan Times According to a report by the Canadian outlet Global News, a case relating to two Canadian Sikhs being placed on a no-fly list in the country has now been linked to an alleged Pakistan-based plot to use pro-Khalistan elements to conduct terrorist acts in India. The details emerged as two men […]

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යක්ෂයෙකු පෝෂණය කර ඌටම ගොදුරු වූ දෙමළ දේශපාලකයින්ගේ ඛෙදවාචකය -නිවැසියන්ගේ සංග්‍රහ විඳ එහි සිටියවුන් මරා දමති

Monday, July 13th, 2020

ජානක පෙරේරා විසිනි  කොටි ත්‍රස්තවාදීන් හිටපු විරුද්ධ පක්ෂ නායකයකු මෙන්ම දෙමළ එක්සත් පෙරමුණේ නායක සහ  ජාතික ලැයිස්තු මන්ත්‍රීවරයකු වූ අප්පාපිල්ලේ අමිර්තලිංගම් ඇතුළු පිරිසක් ඝාතනය කර ජුලි 13 දාට තිස් එක් වසරක් සපිරුනි.   සිංහල පොලිස් නිලධාරියෙකුගේ වීරත්වය ලොවට පෙන්වූ එම සිද්ධියේ ඉතාමත්ම සවිස්තර වාර්තාව පළමු වරට සැපයුවේ  ප්‍රවීන ඉංග්‍රීසි මාධ්‍යවේදියෙකු වන ඩී. බී. එස්.  ජෙයරාජ්ය.  (ඉන්දියන් සාම […]

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