Author Archive for Security

Navy increases security in Sri Lankan waters to prevent illegal migration attempts

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Sri Lanka Navy says it has deployed more naval units to patrol the northern and northwesters waters of the island around the clock, following the possibility of illegal migrants entering the shores of Sri Lanka via sea routes, which could surge the transmission of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. Accordingly, steps have been […]

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SL-China agree to enhance defence cooperation

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Sri Lanka and China agreed to enhance defence cooperation, particularly in terms of high level exchanges and training, informed sources said. The enhancement of defence ties and other bilateral cooperation were discussed when visiting Chinese National Defence Minister Wei Fenghe held talks with President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa […]

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Bill to be drafted banning full face covering in public places

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A decision has been taken to draft a Bill banning the full face covering in public places, says Cabinet Co-Spokesperson Minister Keheliya Rambukwella. He made this remark during the media briefing held today (April 27) to announce Cabinet decisions. Speaking further he pointed out that issues concerning national security and terrorism have emerged […]

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Security tightened for Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

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India, Sri Lanka agree to jointly work against terror groups, fugitives

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana India and Sri Lanka on Thursday agreed to work jointly against terrorist groups and fugitives wherever they are present and active, and emphasised on sharing real time intelligence. In the first delegation level virtual police chiefs’ dialogue, India and Sri Lanka also decided to strengthen the existing cooperation mechanisms, as also designate nodal […]

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පැහැරගෙන ගොස් පහරදුන් බව කියූ මාධ්‍යවේදියාගෙන් පාපෝච්චාරණයක්…

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana පැහැරගෙන ගොස් පහරදුන් බව කියූ මාධ්‍යවේදියාගෙන් පාපෝච්චාරණයක් – CCDය රාජිතගෙන් සහ චතුරගෙන් ප්‍රශ්න කිරීමට සැරසේ

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Salley arrested under PTA

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

By Norman Palihawadane Courtesy The Island Over alleged intervention to secure release of terror suspects A team consisting of an ASP of the CID yesterday evening arrested National Unity Front leader and former Western Province Governor, Azath Salley. Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said Salley had been taken into custody near his residence in […]

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Police find nexus between drug dealers and extremists

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

By Hemantha Randunu Courtesy The Island The Terrorist Investigation Division has commenced an investigation into Rs. 980 million in an account maintained by an extremist group at a bank in Trincomalee. Preliminary investigations have revealed that several drug dealers in Sri Lanka too have made financial contributions to the extremist outfit. This was revealed when […]

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Lankan President says Special Forces camps will be reopened in Eastern Province

Monday, March 15th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, March 15 (newsin.asia): Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has said that security will be beefed up in the Eastern Province to stem separatist terrorism and Islamic extremism. Tamils and Muslims together outnumber the Sinhalese in the Eastern Province. The province had been the base of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil […]

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PCoI report on Easter attacks is incomplete – Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says that the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attack is incomplete. The Archbishop expressed these views speaking to the media today (March 15). I have seen with my own eyes how my people’s bodies had been torn to […]

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Suspect arrested over drug offence found linked to extremism

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A suspect arrested several months earlier over drug offenses has been identified to have links with extremists organizations. The resident of the Keselwatta area in Panadura had been arrested by the Peliyagoda Police, Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. Investigations into the suspect have revealed that large sums of money had been credited […]

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Sri Lanka to ban face coverings and close more than 1,000 Islamic schools

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Courtesy the national news Public security minister cites threat to national security for proposed move Sri Lanka on Saturday announced plans to ban face coverings worn by some Muslim women, and said it would close more than 1,000 Islamic schools, known as madrassas, citing national security. Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara said he signed […]

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PCoI denies ever asking govt. to withhold parts of its report on carnage

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Document in its entirety handed over to AG The Presidential Secretariat yesterday (12) handed over the remaining 22 volumes of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) report, hitherto declared sensitive and withheld from Attorney General Dappula de Livera, PC. The delivery of those volumes which dealt with some aspects […]

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Naufer Moulavi, mastermind behind Easter attack : Govt

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror -Ibrahim brothers and several int’l orgs funded Thawheed Jamaath -Save the Pearl” had provided legal assistance to Zahran and his group -Wearing of the Burqa will be banned in public places. -Eleven extremists organisations to be banned The intelligence services have identified Naufer Moulavi as the mastermind behind the Easter Sunday […]

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Link between spice traders and Easter terrorists being probed – Trade Minister

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

By Saman Indrajith Courtesy The Island Rs 3.72 billion worth of pepper imported between 2015 and 2019 Investigations were underway to ascertain information about a nexus between spice traders and the Easter Sunday terrorists, Trade Minister Bandula Gunawardena told Parliament yesterday. Minister Gunawardena said so in response to a question by SLPP MP Mohamed Muzammil, […]

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Sarath Weerasekera reveals more details on Easter attacks

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A total of 676 individuals have been arrested in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, Minister of Public Security Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera stated. Among the arrested, 202 have been imprisoned and another 66 persons are currently being interrogated under detention, he said. The Minister mentioned this speaking at the debate […]

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OIC reveals death threat from Dubai

Sunday, March 7th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The former OIC of the Kelaniya Divisional Crime Bureau and other officers who have been suspended for allegedly assaulting Migara Gunaratne, the son of former Governor Maithri Gunaratne, made a special revelation at a press conference today. He also released audio recordings of a threatening phone call he received after the incident.

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Cardinal wants ‘real masterminds’ of Easter attacks brought to justice

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith today called on Sri Lankan authorities to bring to justice without delay the true masterminds” behind the Easter Sunday attacks and those who have seriously neglected their duties despite having prior knowledge of the attacks. A copy of the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry […]

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Govt won’t take responsibility for PCoI report on Easter attacks – Keheliya.

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Neither the President nor the government will take responsibility for the final report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry on the 2019 Easter attacks, says Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella. Speaking at the press conference held today (02) to announce the Cabinet decisions, Minister Rambukwella said that the report has been presented on an […]

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Sri Lanka ‘priority one’ partner in defence, says India

Monday, March 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana India described Sri Lanka as Priority One” partner in the defence sphere and said the participation of its military aircraft in the 70th anniversary celebration of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) is indicative of the growing cooperation, camaraderie and friendship between the two militaries. The SLAF is celebrating its 70th Anniversary on […]

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Foreign Min. urges UNHRC member states to reject any resolutions against Sri Lanka

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Foreign Affairs Dinesh Gunawardena has appealed to all member states of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to reject any resolutions against Sri Lanka. He also said it is regrettable that despite the spirit of cooperation with the HRC and its mechanism, elements working against Sri Lanka intend to table […]

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President’s Office denies ex-US Ambassador’s claim ‘Killing of LTTE leaders who surrendered’

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island … recalls US Defence Advisor in Colombo contradicting battlefield executions President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s Office yesterday (15) strongly denied a claim by former US Ambassador for War Crimes and Global Criminal Justice Stephen Rapp (2009-2015) that wartime Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa had admitted to killing LTTE leaders followign their surrender […]

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Permitting religious cults is dangerous – Prof. Gunaratna

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

by Nadira Gunatilleke Courtesy Sunday Observer 14 February, 2021 The Government should not permit religious functionaries to cross over to the political space, said Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, in an exclusive interview with the Sunday Observer. Dr Gunaratna is an Honorary Professor at the Sir John Kotalawala Defence University and Senior Advisor to its Department of […]

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උන් ටෝච් ගසා කැලෑව මැද මා සෙව්වා කුඩු වූ අතත් උස්සාගෙන මම පැන්නා | WANESA TV පොලිසියේ 600ක් ඝාතනය

Friday, February 12th, 2021

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Cardinal to seek international probe if law not enforced over Easter attacks

Thursday, February 11th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith says he is ready to seek International Criminal Court (ICC) probe if the law is not properly enforced against those who are responsible for the Easter Sunday terror attacks in 2019 which claimed the lives of more than 260 persons. He made this remark in […]

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Karunanidhi’s dalliance with LTTE

Friday, February 5th, 2021

By P.K.Balachandran/Weekend Express Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Muthuvel Karunanidhi’s decision to support the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to the hilt when he was Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu between January 1989 and January 1991 had several adverse and wide-ranging consequences. The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government, which he headed, was sacked citing collusion with the […]

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MIDWEEK REVIEW-A deeper scrutiny of ‘intelligence related matters’ needed

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

Courtesy The Island Public Security Minister retired Rear Admiral Sarath Weerasekera Monday, 18 at his ministry met Justice Minister Ali Sabry, PC, to discuss ways and means of strengthening law enforcement operations. Public Security Ministry Secretary retired Maj. Gen. Jagath Alwis and IGP Chandana Wickremaratne participated in the discussion. Former Senior Deputy Inspector General (SDIG) […]

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බිහිසුණු අපරාධ සිදුකළ හිටපු කොටි ත‍්‍රස්තයන්ට සමාව දිය යුතුද?

Saturday, January 9th, 2021

කිර්ති වර්ණකුලසුරිය උපුටා ගැන්ම දිවයින බිහිසුණු අපරාධ සිදුකළ හිටපු කොටි ත‍්‍රස්තයන් 82 ක් මුදාහැරිය යුතු යැයි ද්‍රවිඩ දේශපාලකයන් නැවත වරක් රජයෙන් ඉල්ලා ඇත. මෙම ත‍්‍රස්තයන්ව හඳුන්වා ඇත්තේ දේශපාලන සිරකරුවන් ලෙසිනි. එහෙත් මොවුන් දේශපාලන සිකරුවන් නොවේ, මෙලෙස හිටපු කොටි මිනීමරුවන් මුදා හරින ලෙස ඉල්ලන දේශපාලකයන් ශ‍්‍රී ලංකා හමුදාවට එල්ල කරන යුද අපරාධ චෝදනා ගැන ජාත්‍යන්තර අධිකරණය […]

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Security beefed up in Mawanella after stone pelted at Buddha shrine

Tuesday, December 29th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Police Special Task Force (STF) has been deployed in Mawanella town to strengthen security following an incident where stone was pelted at a shrine of Buddha opposite the Dadimunda Devalaya at Hingula in Mawanella. The Mawanella police have launched an investigation into this incident. According to the police, a glass […]

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IGP orders special security measures for churches

Thursday, December 24th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Inspector General of Police (IGP) has ordered SPs, ASPs and OICs of all police stations to provide special security measures to churches in their respective areas today and tomorrow, Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.  Christmas will dawn in several hours and therefore the IGP this evening issued a special directive to […]

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