Author Archive for Terrorism

What’s our definition of ‘terrorist ideologies’?

Saturday, September 21st, 2019

Courtesy Malaysiakini. ADUN SPEAKS | Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador’s latest comment that “no one will be spared from police action if found spreading terrorist ideologies“, is something that no Malaysian will dispute. But, how will the police define “terrorist ideologies” and what action will be considered as “supporting terrorist organisations” here? There are many Malaysians […]

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Sri Lanka court orders reburial of suicide bomber’s remains

Friday, August 30th, 2019

Courtesy Mail online COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) – A Sri Lankan court on Friday ordered police to exhume the remains of an Easter Sunday suicide bomber from a public cemetery after hundreds of people, including relatives of victims, blocked roads in an angry protest. Police fired tear gas to disperse the protesters, who complained that […]

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Probes into Palai JMO leads to further revelations

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A search operation conducted by the Terrorist Investigation Division in the locality of Karandiya in Palai of Jaffna has led to the discovery of a concealed stash of explosives, firearms as well as various other weapons. The operation was launched after information was obtained from the recently arrested Judicial Medical Officer (JMO) of […]

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Tamil Nadu on high alert as 6 LeT terrorists enter through Sri Lanka – Indian media

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

An alert has been issued in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu after a group of six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists have entered Tamil Nadu through Sri Lanka, according to an intel report. The alert, which has been issued in the city, says that the group consists of one Pakistan national and five Sri Lankan Tamils, multiple Indian media […]

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ජනපති පත් කළ ත්‍රිපුද්ගල පරීක්ෂණ මණ්ඩලයේ සාමාජිකයින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු තේරීම් කාරක සභාව හමුවට THE THREE-MEMBER COMMISSION APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT BEFORE THE PARLIAMENT SELECT COMMITTEE

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Courtesy Hiru News The members of the three-member committee appointed by the President to probe the Easter Sunday attacks appeared before the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) appointed to investigate into Easter Sunday terrorist attacks. The Hiru correspondent stated that they are currently testifying before the committee. The Supreme Court Judge Vijith Malalgoda served as the […]

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Two Moulavis who received training with Zahran arrested

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Two Moulavis from have been arrested by the Terrorism Investigations Department over terrorist connections, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. The arrests have been made in Hettipola and Nikaweratiya areas. Reportedly, the two suspects had received training with Zahran Hashim, the alleged ring leader behind the Easter attacks. The suspects had received their training […]

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Days before assassination, Rajiv took a stroll down MG Rd

Monday, August 19th, 2019

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | MK ASHOKA No security, former prime minister gave police the jitters. Then police chief Ramalingam rewinds to the night of Aug. 18, 1991.  The house in Konanakunte where Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins were holed up. (Inset) Rajiv Gandhi BENGALURU: Days before he was assassinated by an LTTE suicide bomber in Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu, former […]

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Islamic State eyes India, Sri Lanka as next operational hub: report

Friday, August 16th, 2019

Courtesy DECCAN CHRONICLE The monitor showed that the increase in its activity outside West Asia — mostly across South Asia and Africa– is drastic.  In recent times, IS has carried out more activities outside West Asia than inside and also restructured its group, under the directions of its leader Abubakr al-Baghdadi. (Photo: Representational /AFP) New […]

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Philippines checking reports on two alleged Sri Lankan terrorists

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Raul Dancel  Philippines Correspondent In Manila Courtesy The Straits Times Philippine security officials said yesterday they were checking reports that at least two Sri Lankans had slipped into the country to train local militants on bomb-making, even as one of them claimed a family feud had led to false accusations against her. Mr Rommel Banlaoi, […]

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Foreign article on two Lankan terrorists sneaking into Philippines dismissed as fake

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana An article published by the Singaporean media outlet, The Strait Times, said yesterday (09) that at least two terrorists from Sri Lanka have allegedly sneaked into the Philippines to train local militants on making bombs and attacking churches and other soft targets north of the country.  It is alleged that the two terrorists, […]

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Two terrorists from Sri Lanka slip into the Philippines to prepare for attacks in Luzon

Friday, August 9th, 2019

Raul Dancel Courtesy The Straits Times MANILA – At least two terrorists from Sri Lanka have sneaked into the Philippines to train local militants on making bombs and attacking churches and other soft targets north of the country. A watch list from the Manila International Airport Authority identified the two as Mark Kevin Samhoon and […]

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Terrorists can be arrested without AG’s advice – DSG PSC probe on Easter Sunday attacks: AG flays TID

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris yesterday found fault with the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) for waiting for instructions from the Department of Attorney General without arresting terrorists connected to the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ). Testifying before the Parliamentary Select Committee probing the Easter Sunday carnage DSG Peiris said that […]

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Shangri-La bomber’s telecon proves April 21 a retaliatory attack: Ruwan

Thursday, August 1st, 2019

Yohan Perera and Ajith Siriwardana Courtesy The Daily Mirror A telephone conversation between the Shangri-La Hotel bomber and his wife on April 21 reveals the series of explosions had been carried out in retaliation to Christchurch Mosque shootings and harassment against Muslims, State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament yesterday. Speaking during the emergency […]

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Germany charges LTTE suspect over killing of Kadirgamar

Wednesday, July 24th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An LTTE member, who was arrested in Germany over the assassination of Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar in 2005, had been charged by the German prosecutors over the murder, foreign news agencies reported today.   German prosecutors said on Wednesday that they filed the indictment against the 40-year-old G. Navanithan who was arrested in January. The suspect […]

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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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