Author Archive for Terrorism

Christchurch to Colombo: The unseen arc?

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

Courtesy MiddleEast Online The fact a Christchurch-Colombo connection was made by a Sri Lankan government minister raises a terrible prospect. After the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, former CIA Director Michael Morell offered a dismal assessment of the state of the world. There are, he said, at least triple the number of Islamist extremists […]

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How to Fight ISIS in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019

SHAMILA CHAUDHARY Courtesy The American Prospect After the Easter attacks in Colombo, the U.S. must address the growing terrorism threat in South Asia. Eranga Jayawardena/AP Photo Sri Lankan army soldiers patrol a muslim neighborhood during a cordon and search operation in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Security measures have been increased in the country after more than […]

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Hizbullah seen meeting Saudis in Pasikudah, day after attacks?

Monday, June 3rd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana CCTV footage of the Easter Province Governor M. L. A. M. Hizbullah meeting several persons who could be identified as Saudi Arabian nationals at a hotel in Pasikudah has been uncovered. The CCTV footage shows Governor Hizbullah arriving at the particular hotel on the 22nd April 2019, a day after the Easter Sunday […]

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Communications engineer arrested for financially assisting National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ)

Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana A person has been arrested in Dehiwala over assisting the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) organization, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. Accordingly, a 53-year-old Communications Engineer named Mohamed Zaheen Nasurdeen has been arrested in this manner. The arrest has been made at a house on Kawudana Road, Dehiwala, stated the Spokesperson. Reportedly, He has […]

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Attempts to sneak out funds received by terrorists – Roshan Ranasinghe (English)

Saturday, June 1st, 2019

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Rising Threat of Radicalization in Kerala and Connections to Sri Lanka

Friday, May 31st, 2019

By: Brian M. Perkins Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 17 Issue: 11 Aside from a branch of fighters in the restive region of Jammu and Kashmir, India has largely been spared violence at the hands of fighters belonging to, or aligned with, Islamic State (IS). Similarly, many of the once potent terrorist groups operating in India have […]

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Police recover Zahran’s laptop from a lagoon

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana Police have recovered the laptop computer suspected to have been used by Zahran Hashim, the alleged mastermind behind the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka. Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the laptop was found in the Palamunai Lagoon in Akkaraipattu. Based on information received by the State Intelligence Service’s Ampara […]

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The man who might have stopped Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings

Friday, May 31st, 2019

Courtesy BBC When bombs planted in churches and hotels killed more than 200 people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, few had realised that the nation had a problem with Islamist militancy. One man who did, reports the BBC’s Secunder Kermani, was Mohammad Razak Taslim. Lying on a hospital bed, Mohammad Razak Taslim’s face contorts […]

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The inside story of the 9 suicide bombers behind Sri Lanka’s savage Easter attacks

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy  The Hindu Investigations throw up troubling hints of how readily rage can court terror At first, they were nameless. Nine suicide bombers,” is all authorities would reveal. In a little over a week, the police identified each of them and their stories began coming out. Now, a month after Sri Lanka’s savage Easter […]

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‘මිලේනියම් සිටි පාවාදීමේ දෙවන කොටස’ දැන් පාර්ලිමේන්තුවේ.. බුද්ධි අංශ උඩ සිට පාවාදෙයි.. විමල් මුල සිට අගට සියල්ල හෙලි කරයි..

Thursday, May 30th, 2019

අනුරුද්ධ බණ්ඩාර රණවාරණ මාධ්‍ය ලේකම් ජාතික නිදහස් පෙරමුණ lanka C news පාස්කු ඉරිදා දින ප්‍රහාරයේ ‘පාපය’ මේ වන විට යහපාලකයන්ගේ ගිණුමට බැර වී අවසන් බවත් ඒ නිසා ඉන් ගැලවීමට ‘තේරීම් කාරක සභා – රියැලිටි ෂෝ’ පෙන්වීමෙන් වැඩක් නොවන බවත් ඉන් සිදු වන්නේ මේ රටේ ජාතික ආරක්‍ෂාව තවදුරටත් අනතුරට පත්වීම පමණක් බවත් ජානිපෙ නායක විමල් වීරවංශ මහතා […]

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බුද්ධි නිලධාරීන්ගේ වගකීම මේකද?

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

 මහින්ද නිල්වැල්ල කර්තෘට ලියුම් උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින  ‘‘අන්තවාදීන් සන්නද්ධ වීම ගැන 2016 දී බුද්ධි අංශ මා ඉදිරිපිටදී ජනපතිට වාර්තාවක් දුන්නා’’ යයි සඳහන් කරමින් පාර්ලිමේන්තු මන්තී‍්‍ර පූජ්‍ය අතුරලියේ රතන හිමියන් පසුගියදා කොළඹ පදනම් ආයතනයේදී ආන්දෝලනාත්මක ප‍්‍රකාශයක් සිදු කළහ. රතන හිමියන්ගේ එම ප‍්‍රකාශය රාජ්‍ය බුද්ධි අංශ කි‍්‍රයාකාරීත්වය හා රටේ ජාතික ආරක්ෂාව පිළිබඳ බපතරළ සැක සංකා මතු කරන […]

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More complaints against Dr. Shafi; Expert committee commences probe

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The complaints received by the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital regarding the conceiving complications which appeared following the caesarean sections performed by Dr. Mohamed Shafi have risen to 120. On May 26th, the Police urged the public to come forward with any complaints of Dr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi having carried out illegal sterilization. 69 […]

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විදුහල් භූමියෙන් කඩු 3ක්, සිවුරු 11ක් හිමිවරුන්ගේ ගමන් මලූ 3ක් හමුවෙයි; අටුළුගම මුස්ලිම් ප‍්‍රාථමිකයේ විදුහල්පති ඇතුළු 3ක් දැලේ

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

බණ්ඩාරගම ආර්.ඒ.එස්. පේ‍්‍රමතිලකඋපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින  බණ්ඩාරගම අටුළුගම ප‍්‍රදේශයේ ඊයේ (28 වැනිදා* සිදු කළ සෝදිසි මෙහෙයුමකින් අල්ගෆ්සාලි මුස්ලිම් ප‍්‍රාථමික විදුහලේ විදුහල්පතිවරයා ඇතුළු සැකකරුවන් තිදෙනකු අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් බව බණ්ඩාරගම පොලිසිය කියයි.  විදුහල් භූමියේ තිබූ කඩු 03ක්, සිවුරු 11ක්, ස්වාමින් වහන්සේලා භාවිත කරන ගමන් මලූ 03ක් සහ කුඩයක් ද පොලිස් භාරයට ගෙන ඇත.   නිවසක මඩුවක ස`ගවා තිබූ බයිබලයක් […]

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ඉස්ලාමීය ත‍්‍රස්තයන් නිර්මාණය කරන මහමොළකරු යහපාලනය සඳහා වූ ජාතික පෙරමුණ පිහිටුවීමට මූලික වූ ආචාර්යවරයෙක්!-ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමි

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

සිරිමන්ත රත්නසේකර උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින මරාගෙන මැරෙන ත‍්‍රස්තවාදීන් ඇතුළු ඉස්ලාමීය ත‍්‍රස්තයන් නිර්මාණ කරන සහ ත‍්‍රස්ත සල්ලි සුදු කරන මහ මොළකරු යහපාලනය සඳහා වූ ජාතික පෙරමුණ පිහිටුවීමට මූලික වූ ආචාර්යවරයෙක් බව බොදු බල සේනා සංවිධානයේ මහලේකම් ගලගොඩඅත්තේ ඥානසාර හිමියෝ අනාවරණය කළහ.   උන්වහන්සේ මේ බව අනාවරණය කළේ නාවල  රාජගිරියේ පිහිටි ශ‍්‍රී සද්ධර්මරාජික විහාරස්ථානයේ ඊයේ (28 වැනිදා* විශේෂ […]

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Why ‘moderate’ Muslims need to speak loudly against terror

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Rafiullah Kakar Courtesy The Asian Age They may not represent the Islam that moderate Muslims know and follow, but their actions are inspired by their own version or interpretation of it.  The Easter bombings in Sri Lanka once again turned a spotlight on the challenge of global jihad, terrorism and Islamophobia. (Photo:AP) The Easter bombings […]

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On re-emergence of violent Islamic radicalism in India

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

By P.K.Balachandran Daily Mirror Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Two recent news reports, one from Kerala in the deep South, and the other from the North Eastern region, have raised concerns about the possible emergence of violent Islamic radicalism in India, particularly in the East and in the South. On May 26, the Press Trust of India reported […]

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Inform CID if have complaints over illegal sterilisations: Police

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The police today urged the public to inform the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) If they have any complaints against Dr. Seiugu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi for having carried out any illegal sterilisation. The 42-year-old doctor attached to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital was arrested by the police on charges of earning money in […]

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ISIS’ bid to find foothold in Tamil Nadu

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

By P.K. Balachandran Courtesy Ceylon Today Soon after multiple suicide bomb attacks took place in Sri Lanka on 21 April, Lankan Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake told the BBC, that Zahran, the man who led the bomber brigade, had visited Bengaluru, Kerala, and Kashmir for some sort of training or to establish more links […]

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89 others with direct links to 21/4 in custody – SP Gunasekara

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

SULOCHANA RAMIAH MOHAN Courtesy Ceylon Today The Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) and the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have arrested 89 persons who have had direct contacts with the suicide bombers involved in a multiple attack carried out by the Islamic extremists on Easter Sunday that killed over 300 people and injured over 500. By the […]

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Communication devices, underground bunker and more discovered

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana On a joint search operation by the Sri Lanka Army and the Police, several suspicious items were discovered at a house in Narahenpita. Accordingly, 04 headwear items of the Sri Lanka Army, 10 knives that are not permitted to be used at homes, and many communication and technical equipment were found at the […]

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Public urged to come forward if any complaints against Kurunegala doctor

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana The public is urged to come forward with any complaints of Dr. Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi having carried out illegal sterilization, stated the Police. Accordingly, if there are complaints against the relevant doctor performing illegal sterilization the public can submit them to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). Seigu Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi, 42, a […]

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Sri Lanka detain nearly 100 in anti-Islamist swoops

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Courtesy AFP AFP / LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHISome 3,000 military personnel were deployed in and around the capital as well as other key towns for cordon-and-search activities Sri Lanka’s military has detained nearly 100 suspects during four days of search operations against remnants of an Islamist group blamed for the Easter attacks that killed 258, officials said […]

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Coast Guard deploys surveillance ships around Lakshadweep; Kerala coast on alert after intel says Islamic State boats en route from Sri Lanka

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

The Indian Coast Guard deployed its ships and maritime surveillance aircraft around the Lakshadweep and Minicoy Islands territory and borders with Sri Lanka after an intelligence report said 15 Islamic State terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka for the Lakshadweep islands on boats. Authorities in coastal areas of Kerala have been put on high alert following the […]

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Possible involvement in Lanka blasts may have made India ban Jamaat- ul-Mujahideen India (JMI)

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 26 (newsin.asia): The suspected involvement of the Jamaat- ul-Mujahideen India (JMI) in the April 21 multiple suicide bombings in Sri Lanka may have made India ban the outfit last Thursday. As reported in the India Today website on April 23, the Sri Lankan State Minister of Defense, Ruwan Wijewardene, had said that the […]

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The house Rajiv Gandhi’s killer lived in

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Sandeep Unnithan Courtesy India Today In March 2013, an India Today team was allowed access to the secretive underground bunker used by LTTE chief Velupillai Prabhakaran. Here is what they saw. The two-room house in a jungle in northern Sri Lanka which covered the entrance to Prabhakaran’s bunker. (Photo: India Today) On May 21, 1991, Velupillai […]

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Covering the Sri Lanka attacks: ‘It’s about giving voices to the victims’

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Michael Safi Courtesy  Guardian (UK) The Guardian’s South Asia correspondent describes the challenges of reporting the recent atrocities in Sri Lanka and finding the words to justify intrusion into the lives of grieving families In the immediate moments after the explosion, on a crowded street in Colombo, there was silence; the sound of thousands of […]

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Sri Lanka troops hunt Islamists linked to suicide attacks

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Courtesy Mail Online Sri Lankan security forces have arrested scores of suspects in connection with the bombings and over what appeared to be organised violence against the island’s Muslim minority Sri Lanka’s military launched a major hunt Saturday for remnants of an Islamist group which carried out the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, […]

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Tamil Nadu-based Islamic​ outfit inspired Sri Lankan suicide bombers, claims Buddhist monk

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Courtesy The Indian Express In 2013, monk Galagodaatte Gnanasara was blamed for leading a major anti-Muslim riot in the Muslim-dominated town of Aluthgama in the Western Province. By PTI COLOMBO: A Sri Lankan Buddhist monk, who was controversially released from jail, has claimed that a Tamil Nadu-based Islamic organisation had inspired the local Islamist extremist group […]

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Easter attacks probe nearly complete, says top official

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Meera Srinivasan Courtesy  The Hindu Sri Lankan army soldiers during a search operation in Mattegoda, Sri Lanka, on Saturday, May 25, 2019.   | Photo Credit: REUTERSMORE-INSri Lanka Easter bombings A total of 69 key suspects have been arrested over the past four weeks. Sri Lankan authorities have nearly completed the investigation into the April 21 […]

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Funds worth Rs.one bn in bank accounts of those arrested in Horowpathana

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

Nimanthi Ranasinghe, Pathum Darshana and Dayarathna Embogama Courtesy The Daily Mirror It was revealed that there were funds amounting to Rs. one billion in the bank accounts belonging to the five suspects, who were arrested in Horowpathana yesterday on suspicion of having links with the National Thowheed Jama’at (NTJ) and its leader Zahran Hashim, a […]

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