Author Archive for Terrorism

Fully qualified cutthroats

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

OLD SOLDIER The JVP, who in 1989-90 attempted genocide of the Sinhalese, share similarities with the Nazi’s who actually committed genocide of six million Jews in Germany and occupied Europe in 5 years. In SL there were over 60,000 deaths in a year before the JVP was neutralized. Had they gone on it would have […]

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NDP Motion adopted in House of Commons to investigate Sri Lanka’s action to defeat Tamil Tiger Terrorism

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

Mahinda Gunasekera Ms. Salma Zahid, MP Member for Scarborough Centre Dear Ms. Salma Zahid, We refer to the motion proposed by the NDP to investigate Sri Lanka’s action to defeat Tamil Tiger Terrorism in the years 2006 to 2009 as an act of Genocide against Tamils, which was passed in the House with the consent […]

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ගෝඨාභය රාජපක්‍ෂට එරෙහි නඩු පැවරුවේ රාධා සොතියා ඉම්රාන් පාන්ඩියන් සහ මාලති ඒකක වල කොටි… මුදලට අලෙවිවන සිංහල කොටි සාක්කිකරුවන් ස්විස්ටර්ලන්තයේ….

Sunday, July 7th, 2019

උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින  ⋆ නඩුගොනුවට බොරු නම් ඇතුළත් කරලා ⋆ ත‍්‍රස්ත මර්දන ඒකකයේ හිටපු ප‍්‍රධානියකුට සහ රහස් පොලිසියේ ඉහළම විමර්ශකයාට එල්ල වූ චෝදනා රජයේ මාධ්‍ය සහරාන්ල වසන් කරයි ⋆ නඩු වාර්තාවට කුණුහරුපත් ඇතුලත් කරලා  “ඇමරිකානු සී අයි ඒ සංවිධානය ත‍්‍රස්තවාදී සැකකරුවන්ට එරෙහිව වධහිංසා පැමිණවීම් ඇතුළු සිදුකළ අපරාධ ගැන යුක්තිය ඉටුකළ යුතුයි” – ජාත්‍යන්තර ක්‍ෂමා සංවිධානයේ ඇමරිකානු විධායක […]

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Failure of NTJ’s second spate of orchestrated attacks

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019

By Piyumi Fonseka Courtesy The Daily Mirror Much has been spoken of the Easter Sunday terror attacks and the network of National Tawheed Jamaat (NTJ) – the hitherto little known terrorist outfit responsible for the bombings in three churches and several deluxe hotels on April 21. Two days subsequent to the dastardly suicide bombings, Indian […]

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Police chief faces crimes against humanity charge over S.Lanka attacks

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Courtesy AFP AFP/File / ISHARA S. KODIKARAThe Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka killed 258 people Sri Lanka’s police chief and a top defence official should be tried for “grave crimes against humanity” over failure to prevent Easter bombings that killed 258, the state prosecutor said Monday. Dappula de Livera said Inspector-General of Police Pujith […]

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Ambassador Dayan Jayatilleka’s two-pronged counter-terror strategy

Monday, July 1st, 2019

By Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka/ Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Ten years ago, Sri Lanka prevailed in a Thirty Years War against a suicide-bombing separatist terrorism. Ten years later, this year 2019, on Easter Sunday, we were attacked atrociously by another type of terrorism: Islamist jihadist terrorism. So, the question of terrorism has been and remains an existential problem […]

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Explosives discovered through terror suspect Milhan’s revelations

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

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Kattankudy detection: NTJ suspect from Saudi leads CID to 1,000 detonators, gelignite

Thursday, June 27th, 2019

Courtesy The Island The interrogation of a hardcore National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) leader recently extradited from Saudi Arabia has led to the single biggest detection of explosives belonging to the now proscribed organisation. The police identified the suspect as Hayathu Mohammadu Ahamed Milhan, a close associate of Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of Easter Sunday bombing […]

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Killing of 26 Navy and Army personnel: Three ex-LTTE cadres indicted

Monday, June 24th, 2019

Buddhika Samaraweera Courtesy Ceylon Today Attorney General Dappula de Livera has indicted three former LTTE members, in the Vavuniya High Court, over the killing of 26 prisoners of war. The accused, Irasathurai Thiruwarul, Madirasan Sulakshan and Ganeshan Darshan along with another person, who has not been identified by the prosecution, have been indicted under 2(1)(a) […]

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ISIS was initially unaware of Easter attacks – top official

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Courtesy The Island The Islamic State (IS) may have claimed responsibility for the Easter terror attacks in Sri Lanka, but its chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was initially not aware of the horrific serial bombings, according to a top official familiar with the probe, The Hindu reported yesterday. The ongoing investigation in Sri Lanka has revealed […]

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අයිසිස්‌ තර්ජනය මැද සිදුවන නාඩගම්

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින පාස්‌කු ඉරිදා ප්‍රහාරය එල්ල කළේ සිරියාවට සහ ඉරාකයට ගොස්‌ පැමිණි ශ්‍රී ලාංකික අයිසිස්‌ ක්‍රියාකාරීන් බව හෙළි කළ රුසියාවේ නියෝජ්‍ය ආරක්‍ෂක ලේකම් යුරී කෝකෝව්සහරාන් හෂීම් ප්‍රමුඛ අයිසිස්‌ ත්‍රස්‌ත ක්‍රියාකාරී කල්ලිය සිදු කළ බිහිසුණු ප්‍රහාරයේ දොaංකාරය තවමත් පහව ගොස්‌ නැත. එහෙත් දැන් සිදුවන්නේ කුමක්‌ද? හිටපු කාත්තන්කුඩි පොලිස්‌ ස්‌ථානාධිපතිවරයා සහරාන් ගැන නොදන්නා අයකු […]

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තවත් සහරාන්ලා පස්දෙනෙක් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකාවේ සිටිනවා… ඉන්දීය ජාතික විමර්ශන ඒජන්සිය අනතුරු අඟවයි

Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

කීර්ති වර්ණකුලසූරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින මේ අතර පාස්කු ඉරිදා ප‍්‍රහාර ගැන කල්තියා අනතුරු අඟවන ලද්දේ ඉන්දීය බුද්ධි සේවය බව ඉන්දීය අගමැති මෝදිගේ දිව්රුම්දීමේ උත්සවයට නවදිල්ලියට ගිය ජනාධිපති මෛත‍්‍රිපාල සිරිසේනට හෙළි විය.  “පාස්කු ප‍්‍රහාරයට දින 17 කට පෙර මේ ප‍්‍රහාරය ගැන ඉන්දීය බුද්ධි සේවාව ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා බුද්ධි සේවාවට අනතුරු අඟවා තිබුණි. අපේ‍්‍රල් 4 දා කළ මේ […]

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Sri Lanka cardinal says government hiding truth over Easter attacks

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Philip Pullella Courtesy Reuters ROME (Reuters) – The head of the Catholic church in Sri Lanka on Thursday issued a scathing criticism of the government over the Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, decrying a total lack of interest” in determining why intelligence reports were ignored.FILE PHOTO: Security personnel stand guard in front […]

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Daesh turning to Indian Ocean region

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

AhlulBayt News Agency (ABNA):  Terrorists from the Daesh group are likely to conduct attacks in India and Sri Lanka, a report says, citing intelligence. New Delhi Television (NDTV), citing three intelligence letters sent to police chiefs in the southern Indian state of Kerala, said on Thursday Daesh was now urging its operatives” to carry out […]

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AG orders action against 9 police officers over Easter attacks

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana he Attorney General (AG)has directed the acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) to carry out criminal investigations against several police officers lapses with regard to the Easter Sunday attacks, stated Attorney General’s Department. In the letter to the acting IGP Chandana Wickramaratne, the Attorney General refers to the final report of the special […]

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On-going move by major powers to destroy States breeds terrorism

Thursday, June 20th, 2019

By Dr.Dayan Jayatilleka Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Sri Lanka faced and fought a terrorist threat for thirty years and prevailed, ten years ago. Just recently, on Easter Sunday, we were confronted by a new terrorist threat. So, Sri Lanka is not apologetic, when I say that we view all these problems through the prism of the existential […]

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CID records statements from over 750 persons over complaints against Dr. Shafi

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has so far recorded statements from 758 persons including 601 females over allegations against Dr Mohamed Shafi, the Police Spokesman SP Ruwa Gunasekara said. He stated this today while revealing certain information pertaining to the CID’s ongoing investigation into the Kurunegala Hospital doctor Seigu Siyabdeen Mohammed Shafi. He […]

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Informed authorities on Zahran’s call to kill all non-Muslims – Moulavi Sahlan

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Authorities were notified of Zahran Hashim’s extremist teachings that called to kill every non-Muslim, says Moulavi Sahlan of Sufi Muslims’ organization in Kattankudy. Testifying before the Special Parliament Select Committee yesterday (18), Moulavi Sahlan said, however, no authority had taken any action on the matter. Pointing out that his faction hails from traditional […]

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Probe extends to Madurai, NIA questions youth

Monday, June 17th, 2019

Courtesy The New Indian Express Sources added that Ushama was picked up after it was found that he was part of a social media group consisting Hashim and the trio held from Coimbatore. By Express News Service MADURAI: Sleuths from the National Investigation Agency’s Kochi office conducted an inquiry with a youngster from Madurai on Saturday night for […]

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Many an eyebrow raised over PSC not taking up issue Hizbullah under a cloud over Paskikudah powwow with Saudis

Sunday, June 16th, 2019

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Sri Lanka conducting investigations to find out wherther some Saudi nationals were involved in the Easter Sunday attacks may need Saudi Arabian help to verify the identities of three persons who were here at the time of the April 21 blasts but left the country the following day.  Authoritative […]

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Hizbullah leaves TID after over 8 hours

Saturday, June 15th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Former Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah has left the Terrorism Investigations Division (TID) after giving a statement for over 8 hours, Ada Derana reporter said. The Police Spokesman’s Office confirmed that he left the TID at around 5.45 p.m. after recording a statement.  Hizbullah arrived at the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) this morning […]

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Two potential suicide bombers arrested in Kandy

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya and Sheain Fernandopulle Courtesy The Daily Mirror Two people, who had pledged to National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim to operate as suicide bombers, were arrested in a joint raid conducted by the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the Army yesterday, Police said today. Zahran masterminded the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks […]

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FBI assisted CID in analysing evidence: US official

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Kelum Bandara Courtesy The Daily Mirror A top US government official said the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) assisted the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Sri Lanka in the analysis of evidence and phone details in connection with the serial bombings on Easter Sunday. The official told a select group of journalists that the FBI, […]

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Saudi Arabia deports 5 suspects tied to Sri Lanka’s Easter blasts

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Courtesy The Straits Times COLOMBO • Five Sri Lankans suspected of having links to the Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people were brought home in police custody yesterday after being deported from Saudi Arabia, police said. Police declined to provide details of the arrests beyond saying the five were picked up in […]

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Five arrested in Jeddah over Easter attacks brought to Sri Lanka

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Five suspects including Mohamed Milhan, an ardent member of the terrorist group that carried out the carnage of Easter Sunday, have been arrested in Jeddah, the Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara said. A group of officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have escorted the suspects to Sri Lanka at around 4.00 a.m. […]

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Zahran gave money to bail out Mawanella Buddhist statue vandals, court told

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana It is revealed that Zahran Hashim has attempted to bribe several lawyers for Rs 2 million, to solicit them to bail out the suspects arrested over vandalism of Buddhist statues in Mawanella and nearby areas. The National Thowheed Jama’ath leader has reportedly given the said amount of money to Maulvi Rashid Mohamed Ibrahim […]

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Two with links to Zahran arrested at Hingula

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s security forces have arrested two individuals who believed to be close associates of terrorist leader Zahran Hashim, the ringleader of the Easter Sunday attackers. Police said that the suspects were arrested at Hingula in Mawanella during a secret operation jointly carried out by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) and the Sri […]

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Suspect arrested in Jeddah linked to Vavunativu constables’ murder

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana One of the five suspects, who were arrested in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, for allegedly having strong links to the terrorist group that carried out the coordinated attacks on Easter Sunday, is also in connection with the murders of two police constables at Vavunativu, the Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara said. He stated […]

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77 linked to Easter attacks in CID’s custody; 25 held by TID

Friday, June 14th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Seventy-seven suspects involved in the Easter Sunday attacks are currently held in the custody of Criminal Investigation Department (CID), says Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara. He added that 25 others are being held in the custody of the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID).

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21 ප්‍රහාරයට සම්බන්ධ සිද්ධියකට අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් අයෙක්ට බිරින්දෑවරුන් 4ක් හා දරුවන් 28 ක් සිටින බවට හෙළි වෙලා

Friday, June 14th, 2019

මව්බිම දැන් බොදුබල සේනාවට සම්බන්ධ ලිපි ලේඛන සහ පසුගිය දිනවල ලංකාවේ සිදුවුණු බෝම්බ පිපිරීම් පිළිබඳව ජනතාව දැනුවත් කිරීම සඳහා යොදාගත් බවට විශ්වාස කළ හැකි මුද්‍රණ කඩදාසි ළඟ තබාගෙන සිටියේ යැයි කියන සිද්ධියක් සම්බන්ධයෙන් චෝදනා ලැබ අත්අඩංගුවට ගෙන රඳවාගෙන සිටි මවුලවිතුමකු 13 දක්වා රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාරගත කිරීමට මීගමුව ප්‍රධාන මහෙස්ත්‍රාත් රජින්ද්‍රා ජයසූරිය මහත්මිය පෙරේදා (12දා) නියෝග කළාය. […]

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