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Sunday September 19th, 2021
Defence

Security tightened at Sri Lanka's main airport following suspicious email

Some media reports speculated that the email might be a Trojan horse.

6 min read

"IS inspired" Sri Lankan who stabbed six in Auckland supermarket shot dead

The man was allegedly inspired by the Islamic State terrorist group.

6 min read

India Navy delivers 100 tonnes of oxygen to Sri Lanka

More shipments planned

6 min read

Head of Sri Lanka Catholic church alleges attempt to pin Easter attack on ISIS

“Why was that? We don’t know if it was an attempt to prevent the discovery of who was actually behind the attack."

6 min read

Sri Lanka p'ment will not debate controversial defence university bill this week

"I believe MPs and the public should be given more time to express their views [on the bill],” the minister said.

Sri Lanka, India, Maldives train to combat maritime crime, rescue in Indian Ocean

Virtual table top exercise (TTX) to improve joint operations and co-operation

Ex Sri Lanka soldier compares search for Easter attack mastermind to hunt for Adolf Eichmann

Retired Major Ajith Prasanna told reporters Wednesday that Israel took about 18 years to capture Eichmann in Argentina.

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka's Catholic church wants action against former president, PM over Easter bombings

The church has requested legal action against both Sirisena and Wickremesinghe for their failure to prevent the attack.

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Presidential pardon granted to 93 prisoners including 16 ex-LTTE cadres in Sri Lanka

Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa had requested Justice Minister Ali Sabry to do justice by the ex combatants

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Tamil Nadu on high alert following unconfirmed Sri Lanka armed group infiltration threat

Authorities had been alerted of armed men sailing on a boat from Sri Lanka “to enter the state with a sinister design"

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Two suspects accused of aiding Sri Lanka Easter bomb ringleader in TID custody

The two suspects will be detained and questioned under provisions in the Prevention of Terrorism Act

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

India Coast Guard, Sri Lanka Navy interoperability underlined in fighting X-Press Pearl fire

It is important to remain adequately prepared for natural disasters and man-made catastrophes

2 min read

Sri Lanka police warn of extortion racket targeting Easter bombings "suspects"

“This is being carried out by criminals or and certain prison inmates"

1 min read

Sri Lanka president gazettes new detention centre for suspects held under PTA

The Counter Terrorism Investigation Unit premises in Kirulapone, Colombo 05, will be used as the new detention centre

2 min read

FBI confirmed Maulavi Naufar masterminded Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Minister

It takes a long time complete international investigations, the minister said defending the delay.

Imesh Ranasinghe

4 min read

Parents of Sri Lanka's ex-Tiger combatants should be allowed to grieve: retd army officer

"It was our misled children, our misled brothers and sisters that were born in this country."

3 min read

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Sri Lanka Attorney General claims "grand conspiracy" behind Easter attack: report

The identities of those involved in the grand conspiracy must come by way of evidence, the AG said.

3 min read

Public Security Minister calls CID report on Sri Lanka AG's "last-minute" statement

De Livera is expected to retire at the end of this month.

Imesh Ranasinghe

2 min read

Sri Lanka President meets China Defence Minister

1 min read

Bathiudeen bros to be detained for 90 days: police

Former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaj are to be detained for 90 days for further questioning, police s...

Imesh Ranasinghe

1 min read

Sri Lanka ruling party wants action against entire former cabinet

Government MPs have requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to take legal action against the entire Yahapalana cabinet ov...

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Sri Lanka former minister and brother arrested over alleged links to Easter Sunday bombers

Former Sri Lankan minister Rishad Bathiudeen and his brother Riyaj were taken into custody in the early hours of today f...

2 min read

Those responsible for Sri Lanka's Easter bombings now misdirecting public: PM

Parties responsible for Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter bombings are making false claims aimed at influencing and diverting at...

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Political posturing impeded transparent Easter bombings probe: Cardinal

Political posturing and a cynical need to safeguard alliances has impeded a transparent inquiry into Sri Lanka’s 2019 ...

3 min read

Sri Lanka opposition MP alleges damning omission in Easter bombings probe

An intelligence officer who had been arrested in connection with Sri Lanka’s 2019 Easter Sunday bombings was transferr...

Imesh Ranasinghe

3 min read

Cardinal does 180, claims he never said Easter bombings were politically motivated

In an apparent 180 on an explosive statement he made yesterday, the head of Sri Lanka’s Catholic church said today tha...

Himal Kotelawala

3 min read

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