Police launch probe into suspected ISIS Whatsapp group operating in Sri Lanka.
Posted on September 26th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

An investigation has been launched after the Western Province Intelligence Division had received an information in connection to a WhatsApp group suspected to be connected to Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), operating in Sri Lanka.

Senior DIG in charge of Western Province and all divisions senior officers in the province have been informed to be vigilant over the information.

It was reported that a WhatsApp group called ‘Interschool’ is related to the ISIS and if someone was invited to join, they could not leave the group after joining.
The Director of the Western Province Intelligence Division has instructed the Senior DIG Western Province that it would be appropriate for the relevant section to conduct a speedy investigation into the information received them on this WhatsApp group.

Meanwhile, Police Spokesman SSP Nihal Thalduwa told DailyMirror that police are monitoring all suspicious groups on social media which could be a threat to national security.

Accordingly the intelligence units identified a similar Whatsapp group that could be suspected to be involved an extremism group and therefore the relevant authorities have taken action to investigate it immediately.(Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)

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