Author Archive for Terrorism

Ex-minister lambasts govt. lethargic response

Tuesday, June 7th, 2022

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island Insurgent attacks on lawmakers’ houses SLPP lawmaker Dr. Nalaka Godahewa has questioned the failure on the part of the new administration to investigate the organised violence, unleashed on members of Parliament, on May 09. Dr. Godahewa, who was the Media Minister at the time violence erupted, countrywide, in the […]

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150 JVP members arrested MPs blame AKD, a murderer

Friday, May 27th, 2022

Sandasen Marasinghe and Camelia Nathaniel Courtesy The Daily News A tense situation arose in Parliament yesterday when several SLPP MPs began to obstruct JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s speech during the debate on the recent violence in the country. Some Parliamentarians began calling Dissanayake a murderer and blaming him for the violence. In response, Dissanayake […]

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Terrorism Disguised as Peaceful Protests

Monday, May 23rd, 2022

By Shirani ranasinghe Courtesy Ceylon Today There is a strong opinion in Sri Lanka that we need educated people in Parliament. The conclusion of many is that our politicians are not professional and that is the bane of the country. Heeding that call, a number of top professionals entered the political arena at the last […]

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Fuel station owner’s residence set on fire

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The residence of an owner of a filling station in the Ipalogama area in Anuradhapura has been set ablaze by a certain group of individuals. The incident had occurred at around 9.40 p.m. last night (21) at the residence located in the Bogaha Akkare area in Ipalogama. The home owner’s wife and two […]

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Mirihana unrest: Man arrested on suspicion of torching army bus

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A 42-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of torching an army bus during the protest staged in front of the President’s residence in Pengiriwatte, Mirihana on the 31st of March. The arrest was made by the Criminal Investigation Department, in the area of Deraniyagala today (May 19). A protest was staged near […]

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MPs’ residences attacked from April 4: Minister

Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Claiming that attacks on MPs’ residences were not restricted to May 9, Minister Kanchana Wijesekara said today MPs residences were being attacked from April 4. He told Parliament that some organised groups started attacking the residences of MPs after the incident where the President’s private residence was surrounded by a group […]

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Buses burnt, like in middle of terrorism: Gemunu

Monday, May 16th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The buses that were provided to support the struggle by our association on May 9 were burnt as if they were destroyed during the height terrorist activities. Therefore, the police should take action to arrest those involved the incidents, Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association (LPBOA) Chairman Gemunu Wijeratne said. He told […]

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Intelligence agencies alert on regrouping of ex-LTTE cadres

Friday, May 13th, 2022

S. Vijay Kumar Courtesy The Hindu ‘Sri Lankan Tamil outfits abroad have planned attacks to mark Mullivaikal anniversary’ Intelligence agencies have warned of erstwhile cadre of the banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) regrouping to launch attacks in Sri Lanka, as the country is embroiled in a deep economic and political crisis. As the […]

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Rajapaksas’ ancestral home torched

Monday, May 9th, 2022

Courtesy NewsIn.Asia Colombo, May 9 (Ceylon Today/newsin.asia): Medamulana Walawwa’, the ancestral home of the Rajapaksa family, was set ablaze by protesters a short while ago (09). Earlier, protesters were seen setting fire to the D.A. Rajapaksa memorial in Medamulana, Hambantota. In Colombo, three vehicles parked inside the Prime Minister’s official residence Temple Trees were torched […]

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Tourist arrival rate dips in April as economic crisis worsens

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Down to 1, 000-2, 000 a day from 4, 000-5, 000 SL welcomed 43, 761 tourists from April 1 to 18 Cumulative tourist arrivals up to April 18 at 329,095 Sri Lanka’s tourist arrival rate has started to witness a dip in the month of April due to the ongoing economic […]

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පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරයට හේතු කියමින් සහරාන් පටිගත කළ වීඩියෝවක් එළියට (වීඩියෝ)

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Courtesy Hiru News පාස්කු ප්‍රහාරයට පෙර සහරාන් හෂීම් ඇතුළු කණ්ඩායම විසින් පටිගත කරන ලද එම ප්‍රහාර එල්ල කිරීමට හේතු දැක්වෙන වීඩීයෝවක් අද මාධ්‍ය වෙත නිකුත් කරනු ලැබුවා. අද පැවති ප්‍රවෘත්ති සාකච්ඡාවකට එක්වෙමින් ආරක්ෂක ලේකම්වරයා කියා සිටියේ පාස්කු ඉරු දින ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරය සම්බන්ධයෙන් අත්අඩංගුවට ගත් පුද්ගලයින් 735 දෙනෙකු අතරින් 196 දෙනෙකු රක්ෂිත බන්ධනාගාර ගත කර ඇති […]

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735 arrested so far over Easter Sunday attacks – Defence Secretary

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Defence Secretary Kamal Gunaratne says that a total of 735 persons have been taken into custody so far over the Easter Sunday attacks.  He said 27 cases have been filed against 79 of them under 25,653 charges. The Defence Secretary revealed this during a press briefing held today at the Department of Government […]

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Curse upon SL as a result of action taken by certain groups who set people against each other for power

Monday, April 11th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Even certain groups from the neighboring countries have begun intervening in the affairs of Sri Lanka today, Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith said over the weekend. ” A curse is upon Sri Lanka as a result of action taken by certain groups who had set people against each other to […]

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India’s NIA files charge sheet against 6 accused in LTTE terror funding case

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Tuesday filed a charge sheet against six accused persons, including a woman, before the NIA Special Court in Chennai in connection with LTTE terror funding case. The charge sheet was filed against Letchumanan Mary Franciska, T. Kenniston Fernando, K. Baskaran, Johnson Samuvel, G. Dharmendran, and E. Mohan […]

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Sialkot lynching case: ATC indicts 89 accused of murdering Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara

Saturday, March 12th, 2022

Courtesy Dawn An anti-terrorism court on Saturday indicted 89 individuals accused of lynching 49-year-old Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara Diyawadanage in Sialkot over blasphemy allegations last year. Kumara was lynched by a mob comprising hundreds of protesters, including the employees of the factory he was the manager of, on December 3. The mob had tortured him […]

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අම්මා – විෂ්ණු වාසු චිත්‍රපටියක් 

Saturday, March 5th, 2022

A VISHNU VASU film යුද්ධය උත්සන්න කාලයේ, තමන්ගේ ස්වාමිපුරැෂයාව පැහැරගෙන ගොස් දස වද දී මරාදැමූ LTTE සාමාජිකයාට වව්නියාව මහාධිකරණය තුල නඩුව විභාග වෙද්දී, නඩුකාරතුමා අමතා තමන්ට වරද කළ අයට සමාව දී නිදහස් කරන ලෙස ඉල්ලා සිටි ශ්‍රේෂ්ට මාතාවක් වන පුංචිරාලගේ නන්දාවතී අම්මා සහ ඇගේ දරැ තිදෙනා සමග කළ සම්මුඛ සාකච්චාවක් ඇසුරෙන් නිපැයුනු වාර්තා චිත්‍රපටියයි අම්මා.

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“NAVARATNAM : A story of innocence”

Saturday, March 5th, 2022

VISHNU VASU The war is over. Some wounds are yet to heal. It’s time we engage ourselves in the healing process with open arms. I want to showcase stories woven around courage, compassion, and forgiveness. This is the launching of a series of short documentaries.

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All 88 volumes of PCoI report on Easter attacks handed over to Speaker.

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana All 88 volumes with proceedings, final report and witness records of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) which probed the Easter Sunday terror attacks have been handed over to the Speaker of Parliament. The complete 88-volume report of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry was presented to Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena by the President’s […]

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Man Stoned to Death Over Alleged Desecration of Quran in Pakistan as Police Fail to Protect Him

Sunday, February 13th, 2022

Courtesy Sputnik Last December, hundreds of Islamists lynched and set fire to the body of a Sri Lankan factory manager in Pakistan’s Sialkot district after he removed stickers of an extreme right-wing party featuring Quranic verses from factory machinery. Prime Minister Imran Khan had called the incident a “day of shame for Pakistan.”After Punjab police […]

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Canada Spearheads Challenge to SL’s Sovereignty

Monday, February 7th, 2022

By Hiruni De Silva Courtesy Ceylon Today-Hiruni De Silva is a Sri Lankan Counter-Terrorism Analyst. The teardrop island of Asia in the Indian Ocean is used as a pawn on the geopolitical chess board. After the misery of its 30-year bloodthirsty war, exhausted since 2009, Sri Lanka now suffers its aftermath.  At present Sri Lanka […]

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Efforts to revive LTTE

Friday, February 4th, 2022

By Neville Ladduwahetty Courtesy The Island The Island of 31 Jan. 2022 carries a report which states: The Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered a case and launched a probe in connection with fake passports who are allegedly involved in raising money to revive the LTTE ….” The amended Prevention of Terrorism (Special Provisions) […]

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TN police on high alert over probable regrouping of LTTE

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Central agencies and the elite ‘Q’ branch of the Tamil Nadu police are on high alert after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) used the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) against three people in a fake passport case which was registered in the state in October 2021 by the ‘Q branch. […]

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NIA to probe arrest of Lankan woman with fake passport

Saturday, January 29th, 2022

By Express News Service Courtesy The Indian Express The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over investigation of the case involving the arrest of a Sri Lankan woman with a fake Indian passport, in Chennai. CHENNAI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over investigation of the case involving the arrest of a Sri Lankan woman […]

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Retired doctor arrested over Borella church hand grenade incident

Tuesday, January 18th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A retired doctor has been arrested in connection with the hand grenade which was recently found planted inside All Saints’ Church in Borella. He was taken into custody in the area of Piliyandala by the crimes investigation unit of the Colombo South Division. According to the police, lengthy interrogations into the 65-year-old suspect […]

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Terror in Tamil Nadu: In Conversation with B R Gautaman

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Rajiv Malhotra Official Shocking state of affairs in Tamilnadu due to Muslin extremism In the backdrop of the terror attacks by Islamic fundamentalists in Sri Lanka, we take a look at the vulnerabilities in Tamil Nadu. The National Tawheed Jamath with sympathies towards the ISIS has been declared as the perpetrator of the Sri Lankan […]

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Moscow, Colombo to share information on fighting terrorism, Sri Lankan president says

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Courtesy TASS On the whole, the meeting between the Sri Lankan President and Russia’s Security Council Secretary laid down the main tracks for cooperation in the areas of politics, trade and energy, and cooperation prospects in the field of security NEW DELHI, November 23. /TASS/. Sri Lanka and Russia agreed to share intelligence information and […]

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Trial begins of 25 men over Sri Lanka Easter bombings in 2019

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent Courtesy The Guardian Government criticised for delay as suspects face charges relating to 269 deaths 30 months after attacks The trial has begun of the 25 men accused of masterminding the 2019 Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed almost 300 people when churches and luxury hotels were targeted by Islamic […]

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Sri Lanka, Russia Agreed on Cooperation to Fight Against Terrorism

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Sputnik MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Sri Lanka and Russia have agreed on the exchange of intelligence information and cooperation fighting against terrorism funding, Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said following a meeting with Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev.”Had a friendly discussion with the Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev today. We agreed on deepening bilateral cooperation […]

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The LTTE Born Again; Second-Generation Terrorists

Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

By Maya Anthony Courtesy Ceylon Today By Maya Anthony  The remnants of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are regrouping in the UK. Like Osama bin Laden groomed Hamza bin Laden to succeed him, the LTTE leaders and members are grooming their own children.  Prabhakaran too set an example by training and grooming his […]

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Tiger By The Tail: When The LTTE Held Sway And Sri Lanka Was A Bloody Mess

Friday, October 8th, 2021

Courtesy Outlook Seema Guha’s recollections of the violent days in Jaffna in 1987. When a fragile truce between the Lankan army and the LTTE fell apart. As the Sri Lankan Air Force plane from Colombo took a sharp turn over the sea to land in Palaly air­­port, I looked out at the breathtaking view below: […]

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