Author Archive for Terrorism

LTTE’s Troubling Presence in the UK

Friday, February 16th, 2024

By Jude Amory Courtesy Ceylon Today In the intricate landscape of counterterrorism and geopolitics, the British Government’s manoeuvres often resemble a perplexing tango, where their steps seem choreographed with contradictory grace. Amidst this dance, one glaring anomaly stands out: the UK’s curious tolerance of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), an organisation steeped in […]

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Woman claims to be Tamil Eelam terrorist Prabhakaran’s daughter, video goes viral

Tuesday, November 28th, 2023

Courtesy India Today A woman claiming to be daughter of slain LTTE leader Prabhakaran, addressed Lankan Tamils and she assured that the Tamil Eelam’s fight for freedom will continue. Identifying herself as Dwaraka, Prabhakaran’s daughter, she expressed her willingness to reveal her identity to the world on an important day. A video of a woman, […]

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Rohan Gunaratna on the Roots of Sri Lanka’s Deadly Easter Sunday Attacks

Friday, October 20th, 2023

By Shannon Tiezzi Courtesy The Diplomat The counterterrorism expert and author of Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre: Lessons for the International Community” explains how religious extremism manifested in Sri Lanka’s deadliest terror attack. On April 21, 2019 – Easter Sunday – a coordinated series of bombings ripped through Sri Lanka, targeting churches and luxury hotels. […]

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Alleged mastermind of Easter attacks, five others remanded

Monday, October 16th, 2023

Courtesy Daily News Colombo Additional Magistrate Pasan Amarasinghe yesterday (16) ordered the remand of six suspects, including the alleged mastermind of the Easter Sunday attacks, who had relations with Sri Lankan millionaire businessman Ahmed Lukman Thalib, who is said to have provided finances to the terrorist organization Al-Qaeda, until instructions are received from the Attorney […]

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Rather than fight, resolve differences behind the scenes – Prof. Rohan Gunaratna

Friday, October 13th, 2023

By Ceylon Today Indo-Canadian relations were disrupted after Canada alleged that Indian intelligence assassinated a Sikh terrorist in Canada. Prof. Rohan Gunaratna wrote the foreword to Stewart Bell’s ‘Cold Terror: How Canada Nurtures and Exports Terrorism Around the World.’ India’s largest-selling English news magazine Weekly interviewed Prof. Gunaratna on Canada offering sanctuary for terrorists. Contrary […]

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’We only want local probe with foreign observers’: Catholic Church tells President

Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka, in a fresh letter addressed to President Ranil Wickremesinghe has called for a local probe to clear certain shortcomings that are visible in the previous probes into the Easter Sunday bomb attacks. The letter signed by several Bishops including Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith who are members […]

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At least one rupee contributed daily to LTTE diaspora: Gemunu

Monday, October 2nd, 2023

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Around fifty percent of the population in this country is contributing at least one rupee to the international Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) diaspora daily, Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said. He told the Daily Mirror exclusively that the LTTE and the Islamic State of Iraq […]

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Easter attacks: Channel 4 documentary makers admit absence of evidence to support allegations

Tuesday, September 26th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The makers of British television network Channel 4’s documentary on the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka have admitted that they do not have credible evidence to support the claims made by Azad Maulana, the ‘whistleblower’ who made serious allegations about the complicity of state officials. This came to light during […]

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Did Channel 4 documentary reopen old wounds?

Friday, September 22nd, 2023

By  Dilanthi Jayammanne  Courtesy Ceylon Today Setting aside politics, Britain’s Channel 4 documentary on the 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday carnage, released ahead of the 54th Session of the UN Human Rights Council held in Geneva, possibly reopened the wounds of those impacted by the carnage while triggering a spate of reactions from others. A […]

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Certain details of PCoI report on Easter bombings cannot be made public – Speaker

Thursday, September 21st, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywadena has addressed recent concerns pertaining to disclosing to the public certain details included in the report presented by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on the Easter Sunday terror attacks of 2019. Making a special statement in Parliament in this regard on Thursday morning (21 Sep.), the […]

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Channel 4 resurrects Easter Sunday, rips open can of squirming worms

Tuesday, September 19th, 2023

by Rajan Philips Courtesy The Island Channel 4 has resurrected Easter and divided the political waters. Like Moses leading the Israelis through the divided waters of the Red Sea, Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith is leading his faithful through the divided political waters of the country. Without taking a position on the Channe 4 documentary, the Cardinal […]

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National Security House Committee head asks why Diaspora doesn’t want India and TNA investigated

Sunday, September 17th, 2023

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Chairman of the Sectoral Oversight Committee on National Security, Rear Admiral (retd.) Sarath Weerasekera, MP, yesterday (15) asked whether a comprehensive international investigation into accountability issues here could be conducted unless India, too, was subjected to the same. The former Public Security Minister was responding to the Global Tamil […]

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Real victims and real danger of Channel 4’s fact-less documentary

Friday, September 15th, 2023

By Ranga Jayasuriya/Daily Mirror Colombo, September 13: Channel 4’s latest documentary on the Easter Sunday attack is way too depressing for any Sri Lankan, more so for the survivors and relatives who live with the memories of the slaughter of innocents. But, after a 47-minute-long documentary, all that emerges is a ghastly piece of clickbait […]

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Decrypting Easter Attack Secrets: Roles of Abu Hind, Podi Saharan and Jameel – Part One

Friday, September 15th, 2023

by a special correspondent Courtesy Ceylon Today In recent years, if there’s been an event that has sent shockwaves through our nation, akin to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is undeniably the Easter attack. Regrettably, many individuals have exploited this tragedy for political gain, seemingly oblivious to the harrowing truth that lies beneath. Sri Lanka finds […]

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Decrypting Easter Attack Secrets: Who is this so – called Whistleblower Azad Maulana – Part two

Friday, September 15th, 2023

By A Special Correspondent Courtesy Ceylon Today Last year, a Sri Lankan individual stood resolutely before the special Bench of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, enduring five days of intense scrutiny from the organisation’s officials. During this period, he revealed a trove of State secrets, all while his life hung perilously in […]

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Decrypting Easter Attack Secrets: Social Responsibility in Face of Channel 4 Farce – Part 3

Friday, September 15th, 2023

By Special Correspondent Courtesy Ceylon Today A few days ago, this writer posed a critical question to an Islamic scholar of Sri Lankan heritage, now residing in Australia, regarding the Easter attacks: Was it a sinister political conspiracy? The response was unequivocal—there was no political conspiracy lurking behind the gruesome event. However, what unfolded was […]

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Steps taken to deport Lankan convicts in Rajiv case: Centre in HC

Friday, September 15th, 2023

By Divya Chandrababu Courtesy The Hindustan Times The Sri Lankan convicts have been lodged in the foreigners’ detention camp in Tamil Nadu’s Trichy until their deportation Chennai: The Union government has informed the Madras high court that it has taken steps to deport all the four Sri Lankans, convicted in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, […]

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සජිත් ප්‍රේමදාසගේ පියා,ඩෙන්සිල් කොබ්බෑකඩුව මරාදැමූ බිහිසුණු සැලසුම.

Sunday, September 3rd, 2023

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Three Sri Lankan criminals with alleged links to LTTE arrested in India

Thursday, August 24th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Central Crime Branch (CCB) of the Bangalore police in India has arrested three Sri Lankan nationals staying at an apartment in the Bangalore city. It is suspected that the trio has potential links with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) – a banned insurgent outfit from Sri Lanka. According Indian media […]

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SPUR writes to register our protest with regard to the decision of President Ranil Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka, to offer pardon to the former LTTE cadres who participated in killing 91  innocent civilians and injuring over 1400 people in the 1996 Central Bank bombing.

Monday, July 31st, 2023

MEDIA RELEASE GLOBAL SRI LANKAN FORUM – LONDON INITIATIVE. The Society for Peace, Unity and Human Rights for Sri Lanka (SPUR), Victoria Australia, along with like-minded organizations in Australia, England and the Middle East, write to register our protest with regards to the decision of President Ranil Wickramasinghe of Sri Lanka, to offer pardon to the former LTTE cadres […]

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‘Zero tolerance for terrorism in Sri Lanka’ – State Minister Tennakoon

Sunday, July 30th, 2023

MOD  Media Centre State Minster of Defence Hon. Premitha Bandara Tennakoon said that Sri Lanka practices a zero tolerance for terrorism and acts of any nature that supports terrorist activities will be strictly dealt with. Minister Tennakoon made these remarks when he met the Turkish Defence Minister Yaser Guler during his visit to Turkey. The […]

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Prof. Gunaratne calls for rehabilitation programme for Easter attack suspects

Saturday, July 29th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana Prof. Rohan Gunaratne, a threat specialist of the global security environment, has called for a rehabilitation programme for those arrested in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks. Speaking at a conference in Colombo, Prof. Gunaratne urged that suspects connected to the bombings be subjected to a rehabilitation programme prior to their […]

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De-radicalisation of ideology is the best way to tackle Islamic terrorism: Lankan expert

Sunday, July 23rd, 2023

By P.K.Balachandran Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, July 23: In his book on the 2019 Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, internationally known terrorism expert Dr.Rohan Gunaratna says that de-radicalization of Islamic ideology is the best way to tackle Islamic terrorism.  In Sri Lanka’s Easter Sunday Massacre: Lessons for the International community (Penguin 2023), Gunaratna says that Islamic terrorism […]

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Elements of terror group FETÖ eliminated from Sri Lanka – Türkiye ambassador

Sunday, July 16th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Ambassador of Türkiye to Sri Lanka says the elements of FETÖ (Fethullahist Terrorist Organization) – the group behind the foiled 2016 coup bid – have been eliminated from Sri Lanka after successful joint efforts by the two nations against terrorism. Addressing the Democracy and National Unity Day Commemoration Ceremony in Colombo on […]

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Western safe havens for Sikh and Tiger terrorists

Monday, July 10th, 2023

By Sugeeswara Senadhira Courtesy Ceylon Today More than three decades have passed since the assassination of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi by Sikh Khalistan terrorists in October 1984 in New Delhi and her son Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in May 1991 in Tamil Nadu and President Ranasinghe Premadasa in May 1993 in Colombo by Liberation […]

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NIA files charge sheet over bid to ‘revive’ LTTE

Saturday, June 17th, 2023

Courtesy Hindustan Times Among the charge-sheeted persons are C Gunashekharaan alias Guna and Pushparajah alias Pookutti Kanna, Sri Lankan nationals who run a drug syndicate in the island nation and work closely with Pakistani drugs and arms supplier Haji Salim, the NIA said. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a charge sheet against 13 […]

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ගජේන්ද්‍රකුමාර්ට යට නොවූ පොලිස් සැරයන්ගේ කතාව

Tuesday, June 6th, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana ගජේන්ද්‍රකුමාර් පොන්නම්බලම් මන්‍ත්‍රීවරයා සමග ආන්දෝලනාත්මක සිද්ධිය ඇතිවූ පොලිස් නිලධාරීයා වන්නේ පොලිස් සැරයන් සනත් ගුණවර්ධන මහතාය. ඔහු 1990 වසරේදී ඔඩ්ඩුසුඩාන් පොලිස් ස්ථානයට අනියුක්තව සේවය කරමින් සිටින අතරතුර LTTEයේ පැහැරගැනීමට ලක්වී එම කඳවුරක වධ බන්ධනවලට ලක් වූ අයෙකි. එල්.ටී.ටී.ඊ.යෙන් නිදහස ලබා පැමිණි සනත් ගුණවර්ධන පොලිස් සැරයන් ධුරයට උසස් කෙරුණු අතර යළි උතුරු පළාතට ස්ථාන මාරුවක් […]

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Former LTTE cadre sentenced to life in prison

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court today (23) sentenced a former cadre of the now-defunct separatist group, the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to rigorous life imprisonment. The accused, Thangavelu Nimalan, has been found guilty of the possession of explosives and 02 micro-type pistols to carry out a suicide bomb attack in the Colombo […]

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Most wanted terrorist involved in Sri Lanka cricket team attack killed

Thursday, May 4th, 2023

Courtesy Tribune (PK) Officials say Iqbal alias Bali Khayara was wanted for 26 cases of terrorism and targeted killings Terrorist Iqbal alias Bali Khayara, who was a member of Al-Qaeda and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Khayara group, was killed in a police encounter near Fateh Moor in Dera Ismail Khan, police officials confirmed. Iqbal was one […]

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PCoI report should have been tabled in Parliament first — Maithri

Thursday, April 27th, 2023

By:Methmalie Dissanayake Courtesy Ceylon Today The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) yesterday (25) said the President and the Government should have tabled the complete report of the Easter Sunday Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI), in Parliament first before giving it to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Sri Lanka (CBCSL). The full report was handed over […]

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