Author Archive for Terrorism

Last 72 hours of LTTE

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Insight – නැණස At last Great film, today the first time I have seen it.First time I read about the so-called white flag incident, but Share among the world in the English version, the different version on the atrocities of LTTE against their own, how many died of Army bullets, how many committed suicide by […]

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India launches investigations into Rishad Bathiudeen

Friday, April 30th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Intelligence Bureau and Kerala Police have started to dig into Kerala connections of All Ceylon Makkal Congress Leader and Parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen after he was arrested by Sri Lankan Police on April 24 in connection with April 2019 Easter Sunday attacks that killed 279 people and injured hundreds. While the specifics of […]

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Report on 2019 Lanka bombings: Ruling party’s call to punish the entire former cabinet

Tuesday, April 27th, 2021

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, April 26 (ECONOMYNEXT): Sri Lanka’s ruling party MPs have requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to initiate legal action against the entire cabinet of the United National Party (UNP)-led Yahapalana government over the 2019 Easter bombings, a top minister said. Minister of Agriculture Mahindananda Aluthgamage told reporters yesterday that the Presidential Commission of Inquiry […]

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Easter Sunday probe: Bathiudeen brothers face 90-day detention under PTA

Monday, April 26th, 2021

by Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island The Samagi Jana Balavegaya (SJB) yesterday (25) protested against the arrest of its Vanni District member Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother, Riyaj in connection with the 2019 Easter Sunday carnage under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA). Rishad Bathiudeen is the leader of the All-Ceylon Makkal Congress (ACMC), a constituent of […]

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Easter attacks were an attempt to strengthen political power – Archbishop of Colombo

Sunday, April 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith says that the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks were politically driven. He claims that the Eater attacks were not carried out over religious extremism but a group that attempted to strengthen their political power by using religious extremism as a pawn. Urging not to use religion, language, […]

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Five arrested in North for promoting LTTE

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Five persons have been taken into custody for promoting the now-defunct separatist group LTTE, says Minister of Public Security, Rear Admiral (Rtd.) Sarath Weerasekara. The arrest has been made by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID). Three of the arrestees are from Jaffna and the other one is from Kilinochchi, according to Minister Weerasekara.

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Will forfeit assets of banned extremist organizations – Sarath Weerasekara

Saturday, April 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Minister of Public Security, Rear Admiral (Rtd.) Sarath Weerasekara says measures will be taken to forfeit the assets of proscribed extremist Islamic organizations. He made this observation responding to the queries raised by the media in Colombo. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, on April 13, published an extraordinary gazette notification banning 11 extremist Islamic organizations. […]

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Ringleaders behind Easter attacks identified: Sarath Weerasekara

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Naufer Mawlawi, who is currently in remand custody, has been identified as the ringleader of Easter Sunday terror attacks, says Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara. The minister’s remarks came during a special media briefing held this evening (April 06). The press conference was also attended by Minister of Mass Media Keheliya Rambukwella and […]

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Naxal who executed Sukma attack was trained by LTTE in ambush tactics Read more

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Courtesy OneIndia New Delhi, Apr 05: Preliminary investigations into the Sukma attack by the naxalites suggest that CPI (Maoist) leader Basava Raju led the execution. Basava Raju alias Nambala Keshav Rao took over as the general secretary of the CPI (Maoist) and has been part of the naxal movement since the 1970s. The National Investigation […]

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Sri Lankans deported from UAE found linked to extremist activities

Monday, April 5th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Two suspects, who had been arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) after being deported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), have been revealed to have propagated extremist ideologies. Sri Lanka Police and the TID recently arrested two individuals who were deported from the UAE over various offenses. One suspect, a 44-year-old from […]

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Are you wearing clothes? – Cardinal questions Sirisena

Sunday, April 4th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Action should be taken against former President Maithirpala Sirisena without delay as he has been held responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said today. Cardinal Ranjith who was speaking to the media after Easter Sunday services said a question arises whether some politicians who are […]

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Two Qatar deportees arrested for spreading extremist ideologies

Friday, April 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Two more persons have been arrested for propagating Wahhabism and extremist ideologies through social media, says the Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana. Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) had made the arrest on Friday (April 02). The suspects, aged 28 and 29 years, were identified as residents of Kattankudy area in Batticaloa. The duo had […]

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Terrorism Investigation Division nets four radicalists for spreading Wahabism in social media: Police

Thursday, April 1st, 2021

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror The officers of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) had arrested four suspects in connection with the offences of spreading extremist ideologies and Wahabism with the help of social media platforms, police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. He said the two suspects, a 31-year-old man from Wellampitiya and a […]

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Two arrested in Jaffna over website & YouTube channel promoting LTTE

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) has arrested two persons including a female in Jaffna for maintaining a website and YouTube channel allegedly promoting LTTE terrorist propaganda.  Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said that the TID had conducted a special raid in respect of an office situated at Navalar Street in Jaffna this morning […]

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Colombo Archdiocese calls out against external interferences on investigations into Easter attacks

Monday, March 29th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Archdiocese of Colombo says that it makes them wonder as to whether there are external interferences that hamper the efficiency of investigations into the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks seeing as the culprits of this crime have not been identified even after 2 years. As the Easter Sunday bombings were an attack on […]

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Indonesia church rocked by suicide bombing on Palm Sunday

Sunday, March 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana An explosion ripped through a Roman Catholic cathedral compound in the eastern Indonesian city of Makassar on Sunday morning, shattering the calm of Palm Sunday, a holy day for Christians. Unverified video said to have been taken at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral showed smoldering wreckage and palm fronds scattered on the […]

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CID arrests two Madrasa teachers for giving weapons training to school children

Friday, March 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested two Madrasa school teachers on charges of giving weapons training to school children in Puttalam. The arrests were made following a directive from Attorney General Dappula De Livera, the AG’s coordinating officer said.

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An American Journal (1851) highlights massacres of the Sinhalese and horrors perpetrated in 1848 under the administration of Lord Torrington

Thursday, March 18th, 2021

The United States Magazine and Democratic Review (May 1851)   In 1851, An American Journal  (The United States Magazine and Democratic Review), at a time (1851) when they I.e. USA, did not have imperial ambitions that dovetailed with that of British imperialism, highlighted and exposed the genocidal crimes committed on the Sinhalese people in British occupied Ceylon, […]

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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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Azath Salley arrested for alleged links to Easter Sunday attack: Minister

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Public Security Minister Sarath Weerasekera said, former Western Province Governor Azath Salley was arrested by CID as is alleged to have had links to the Easter Sunday suicide attack. Speaking to media after the Kolonnawa Regional Development meeting, he alleged that according to initial investigation it was revealed that Salley had […]

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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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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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Britain’s ban on Tamil Tigers terrorist group may be lifted after secretive tribunal ordered Priti Patel to conduct a review

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Courtsy MailonLine Ruling told Home Secretary to consider taking Tamil Tigers off list of outlaws  Group founded in Sri Lanka in 1976  and credited with devising the suicide vest   UK banned group, formally known as Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam,  in 2001  Priti Patel has been ordered by a secretive tribunal to review the ban on […]

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TID arrests man for promoting Wahhabism & Jihadist ideology

Saturday, March 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A man has been arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) for promoting Wahhabism and Jihadist ideology in the country. As per reports, the arrest was made in the area of Dematagoda on Friday (March 12). The suspect has been identified as Rasheed Hajjul Akbar who is a resident of Mawanella area, Police […]

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AG at meeting with Cardinal stresses need to study all 87 volumes of PCoI report

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island … directs IGP to probe four persons including Sara Attorney General Dappula de Livera, PC, has informed the Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith that it is futile to proceed with the 2019 Easter Sunday case unless he receives access to all volumes of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry […]

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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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Easter attacks: AG directs probes into 5 suspects including Sara Jasmine

Wednesday, March 10th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General (AG) has directed the Inspector-General of Police to investigate five suspects whose names were disclosed by the report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) which looked into the Easter Sunday terror attacks. Accordingly, probes will be carried out into Abu Hind, Lukman Thalib, Lukman Thalib Ahmed alias Abu Abdulla, […]

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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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Give AG full power to prosecute Easter attack perpetrators, Catholic Bishops urge

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Catholic Bishops’ Conference in Sri Lanka (CBCSL) has urged the government to take immediate action to implement the recommendations in the report compiled by the Presidential Commission of Inquiry which investigated the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks. In a special statement issued following a special meeting held today (March 09), the CBCSL further […]

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