Author Archive for Security

President said some recommendations cannot be implemented – Cardinal

Sunday, October 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror President Gotabaya Rajapaksa had told him that it was not possible to implement every recommendation that has been made by the Presidential Commission which probed the Easter Sunday attacks, Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said. The Cardinal called for the support of international community to find out the […]

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Arms seizure: NIA seeks info from Sri Lanka under treaty

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

By Toby Antony Express News Service courtesy The New Indian Express The case related to the seizure of AK 47 rifles and ammunition was first registered at Vizhinjam police station which was later taken over by NIA. KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has sought information about suspected Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) members from Sri […]

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Former CAA Executive Director lodges complaint over a white van

Sunday, October 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Thushan Gunawardena, the former Executive Director of the Consumer Affairs Authority has lodged a complaint with the Kirulapone Police regarding suspicious behavior by an unidentified group in a white van near his house. In his complaint, he claimed that the suspicious white van had arrived last Thursday morning. He said that […]

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Sri Lanka Won’t Be Used For Activity Against India: President Rajapaksa

Tuesday, October 5th, 2021

Courtesy NDTV Regarding concerns on Colombo’s ties with China, the Sri Lankan President said to Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla that he would not allow Sri Lanka to be used for activity that could threaten India’s security. Colombo:  Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Tuesday assured India that his country would not be allowed to be […]

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Defence Secretary responds to criticism over Easter attacks probe

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne today responded to the allegations leveled against the government with regard to the investigations related to the Easter Sunday terror attacks.  Asked whether he believes the investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks has been carried out in a fair and impartial manner, Gunaratne said that he cannot […]

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Defence Ministry responds to news circulating on ‘terror attack’

Wednesday, September 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ministry of Defence says that the news circulating on social media platforms and electronic media sources stating that a likely terror attack on Sri Lankan churches was based on basic information which is neither analyzed nor confirmed by the respective authorities.  Further, the Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne reiterates that there […]

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Navy officials inform Bopitiya Church to be vigilant of a possible attack (Video)

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News A group of naval officers has arrived at St. Nicholas Church in Ja-Ela-Bopitiya and asked persons there to be vigilant as information has been received that a bomb attack is being carried out. Rev. Father Jayantha Nimal of the church stated that a team of naval officers returned this afternoon and rectified […]

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Risks Of Granting Refugee Status (13.9.21) To Another SriLankan Under Surveiance By Sri Lankan Security Personel On Charges Of ” Links To Terrorism”

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Dr. Chula Rajapakse MNZM. Spokesperson, United Sri lanka Assn. Wellington NZ To:Rt Hon Jacinda Arden,Prime Minister of NZ. Dear Prime Minister, I write to you after much consideration , to record concerns  about NZ’s decision to grant  refugee status over a week ago, to a Sri Lankan couple, under surveillance of Sri Lankan security authorities, […]

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Police launch probe into suspected ISIS Whatsapp group operating in Sri Lanka.

Sunday, 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 […]

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Australia seeks intelligence cooperation with Sri Lanka

Tuesday, September 21st, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, September 21 (newsin.asia): The Foreign Ministers of Sri Lanka and Australia met on the eve of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. At the meeting the Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne sought from her Sri Lankan counterpart, Prof.G.L.Peiris, intelligence cooperation with Sri Lanka. Though […]

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Revelation of Ven. Gnanasara Thera – Several parties express views (Video)

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Several parties expressed their views today (17) regarding the revelation of Ven. Gnanasara Thera and the response of the Archbishop of Colombo. The National Organizer of the ‘Sinhale’ National Organization Pradeep Sanjeewa presented to the media an audio recording of a conversation that took place between former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and […]

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No need to panic over ‘fake email’ received by airport authorities – Defence Secretary

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka’s Secretary of Defence says there is NO need for the public to panic over the ‘fake email’ received by country’s airport authorities regarding a security threat. Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne Referring to the standard security measures adopted at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport, affirmed that there is no requirement […]

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STF uncovers high-power explosives in Matara and Gandara

Thursday, August 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Special Task Force (STF) personnel have found a large haul of equipment used for high-power explosives in the Matara and Gandara police areas. The raids had been carried out based on intelligence received by the STF Special Operations Unit. A stock of ammonium nitrate, gelatine sticks, service threads, and other items have been […]

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Drugs, ammo in Sri Lankan boat: LTTE, Pakistan links identified

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

By Toby Antony Express News Service Courtesy The New Indian Express The NIA has found that the conspiracy to smuggle drugs and weapons from Pakistan using fishing vessels started in the second half of 2020. KOCHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) probing the seizure of five AK-47 rifles and `3,000-crore worth of heroin from a Sri Lanka boat […]

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Multiple locations in India searched over LTTE arms found in Kerala, Tamil Nadu

Saturday, August 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The National Investigation Agency (NIA) of India conducted searches at multiple locations in Tamil Nadu and Kerala, in the Vizhinjam arms recovery case, where heroin and arms were seized from six Sri Lankan nationals in March this year. NIA teams conducted searches at seven locations, spread across Chennai and Tiruvallur districts in Tamil […]

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Colombo Security Conclave: Expectations of Bangladesh to ensure Regional Maritime cooperation

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021

Pathik hasan Colombo Security Conclave is a greater regional initiative taken by Indi a, Sri Lanka and Maldives simultaneously to tackle the maritime threat in Indian ocean. Then Sri Lankan defence secretary (Now President) Gotabaya Rajapaksa took this significatory initiative. The head quarter is established in 2020 in Sri Lankan capital city Colombo. Maritime threats […]

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Police investigate misleading post circulated in social media

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A misleading post on an impending explosion in Mirihana, Nugegoda, Mount Lavinia, Dehiwala, Wellawatta and Bambalapitiya areas is circulating in social media, says the police spokesman. Probes carried out into the matter have uncovered that a certain individual had created the relevant post on April 25, 2019, Senior DIG Ajith Rohana stated further. […]

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JR Jayewardene and the July 1983 Anti-Tamil Violence

Friday, July 30th, 2021

By D. B. S. Jeyaraj Courtesy The Daily Mirror Lands and Mahaweli Development Minister Gamini Dissanayake warned Tamils that it would require 14 hours for Indian troops to come and rescue them but the Sinhalese could destroy them in 14 minutes if they wanted to On Sunday July 24, mobs began moving in the direction of […]

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Thoothukudi Port officials in search of employee who shot picture of INS ‘Sindhushashtra

Monday, July 19th, 2021

By S Godson Wisely Dass  Express News Service Courtesy The New Indian Express Sri Lankan and some vernacular media outlets here had published reports speculating the purpose of the vessel’s visit to Thoothukudi, one of the southernmost ports of the country.  THOOTHUKUDI:  After photos of submarine INS Sindhushashtra at the Thoothukudi VOC port were circulated on social […]

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US wants military cooperation pact with Sri Lanka to tackle red tape

Thursday, July 15th, 2021

Courtesy NEWAGE The United States wants a special forces cooperation agreement with Sri Lanka to sidestep bureaucracy and has no intention of setting up a military base in the country, the American ambassador to the island nation said in a television interview. The comments represent the latest attempt by ambassador Alaina B Teplitz to assuage […]

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Catholic Bishops demand answers from govt on Easter attacks

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Catholic bishops have given Sri Lanka’s government a one-month deadline to answer their letter sent on behalf of victims of the Easter 2019 church bombings, warning that they will begin organizing the faithful to action if their demands for an official explanation are not met. Declining to say what any alternative actions” they […]

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සූම් අධිකරණ‍ය සහ ඉස්මතු කරගත යුතු අපේ කම

Saturday, July 10th, 2021

ෂම්මි උයනගේ (පරිගණක විද්‍යා විශේෂවේදී – කොළඹ විශ්ව විද්‍යාලය) පරිගණක මෘදුකාංග ඉංජිනේරු කොරෝනා වසංගත තත්වය හමුවේ අධිකරණ කටයුතු ඉදිරියට පවත්වාගෙනයාම සඳහා සූම් තාක්ෂණය භාවිතා කිරීම සම්බන්ධව මතුගම සෙනෙවිරුවන් මහතා විසින් ලියන ලද ලිපියක් ලංකා වෙබ් අඩවියෙහි පළ වී තිබුණි (එම ලිපිය සඳහා මෙතනින් පිවිසෙන්න). සූම් ආයතනයේ අයිතිකරු වන චීනයේ උපත ලද අවුරුදු 50ක් වයසැති එරික් […]

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U.S., Japan and Sri Lanka Wrap Up CARAT Sri Lanka Exercise

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

By: Dzirhan Mahadzir courtesy USNI News An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 21, assigned to Independence-variant littoral combat ship USS Charleston (LCS-18), flies with cargo during a vertical replenishment exercise with Sri Lanka Navy Advanced Offshore Patrol Vessel SLNS Gajabahu (P-626), left, as a part of Cooperation Afloat Readiness and […]

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Police given 2,000 trishaws to execute duties efficiently

Thursday, July 1st, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror 2,000 new three wheelers were provided to all island police stations to carry out police duties in a more efficient manner,today, the Public Security Ministry said. The Ministry said the main objective is to provide these three-wheelers to strengthen and promote the concept of the community police by enhancing crime prevention […]

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Chinese presence in SL could pose a threat, keeping close watch: Indian Navy

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror With the Chinese Navy getting new port projects in Sri Lanka, a top Indian Navy officer said that it ‘could pose a threat’ to Indian interests in the region and there is a need to keep a close watch on such activities. In an interview with ANI, Navy vice-chief vice-admiral G […]

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Security tightened along TN coastal areas; threats of armed infiltrators entering state received

Sunday, June 13th, 2021

Courtesy NewsX The Tamil Nadu state police and Central intelligence agencies have been on their feet and high vigilance after threats of an armed group trying to infiltrate from Sri Lanka were received. The Tamil Nadu state police and Central intelligence agencies have been on their feet and high vigilance after threats of an armed […]

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‘අතයි කකුලයි ගලවගන්න එක බයිසිකලයයි යන්නෙ’ අයෙක් කිවුවා.. මගේ ජීවිතය දැඩි අනතුරක.. නුදුරේදීම මා මරා දමාවි…- චමුදිත මාධ්‍ය අමතයි..

Saturday, June 5th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් තමන් මේ මොහොතේ සිටින්නේ බරපතළ ජීවිත තර්ජනයක හා අවදානමක බව මාධ්‍යවේදී චමුදිත සමරවික්‍රම මහතා සඳහන් කරයි. බොහෝ දුරට ඉතා මෑතක දී තමා ඝාතනය කිරීමට වුවද වැඩි ඉඩක් ඇතැයි තමන් ඉතා වගකීමෙන් පවසන බවද ඒ මහතා පැවසීය. මේ සඳහා සාක්ෂි ගණනාවක් තමන් සතුව ඇති බවත් ඇතැම් සාක්ෂි හෙළි කිරීමටද නොහැකි බව […]

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Woman soldiers now operate as special riders to monitor spread of COVID-19 in Jaffna

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror A Special Women Corps Quick Reaction Rider Team had been formed to operate in an emergency situation and to assist COVID-19 prevention work and controlling process.  The Quick Reaction Special Rider Team, comprising  woman soldiers  of  7 Sri Lanka Army Women’s Corps was formed on the instructions of Jaffna Security Force […]

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Law passed in Ontario without fact verification now teaches Buddhism is behind pogroms, land grabs and ethnic cleansing!

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

By Rathna Kulathunga Toronto – May 25, 2021. Bill 104: Tamil Genocide Education Week Act was passed in Ontario without fact checking and amid a huge line-up of deputation requests to the Clerk of the committee by thousands of concerned Sri Lankans of Canadian Origin. This Bill was released to the 3rd reading without modification on […]

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No change in terrorist threat level for Sri Lanka: US

Tuesday, May 25th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The United States has clarified that there is no change in the terrorist threat level for Sri Lanka. The US State Department had on Monday issued an updated travel advise on Sri Lanka telling Americans not to travel to Sri Lanka. A part on terrorism was also in the advise raising […]

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