Author Archive for Security

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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Islandwide travel restrictions extended until June 07

Monday, May 24th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Minister Johnston Fernando says that the government has decided to extend the islandwide travel restrictions currently in effect, until the 07th of June. However, he said that the travel restrictions will be temporarily relaxed tomorrow (May 25), May 31 (Monday) and June 04 (Friday) for the people to purchase essential items from the […]

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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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