Inside Story of the Nine Suicide Bombers Involved in Sri Lanka’s Explosive Easter Sunday Attacks.

Inside Story of the Nine Suicide Bombers Involved in Sri Lanka’s Explosive Easter Sunday Attacks. By Meera Srinivasan At first, they were nameless. “Nine suicide bombers,” is all authorities would reveal. In a little over a week, the police identified each of them and their stories began coming out. Now, a month after Sri Lanka’s savage Easter attacks, a messy web of disgruntled radicals has emerged, throwing up troubling hints of how readily rage can court terror. Zahran Hashim, 33, radical preacher and alleged ringleader, found little acceptance in his…

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Wanted Mahinda’s SLPP PS member alleged to have fled overseas

A Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) member of the Nattandiya PS who is wanted in connection with the recent violent incidents in Nattandiya is alleged to have fled overseas. “The SLPP member had given a leave of absence letter to the Pradeshiya Sabha administration and had gone abroad a few days after the violent incidents,” Police sources said. Police sources said preliminary investigations reveal that the SLPP member had gone to a European country. The Police said they will go to courts seeking a warrant for his arrest on arrival.…

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Prez foils Hizbullah’s attempt to transfer teachers in East

By Rathindra KuruwitaThe Eastern Province Ministry of Education has cancelled all transfers of Muslim teachers from Tamil schools, ordered by the provincial Governor, M. L. A. M. Hizbullah. The Provincial Ministry of Education has acted on the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena. Earlier People’s Liberation Organisation of Tamil Eelam (PLOTE) MP S. Viyalendiran had complained to the President that Hizbullah was abusing his power by transferring Muslim teachers to Muslim schools and attempting to create a separate education zone for Kattankudi. The President instructed the Provincial Ministry of Education to…

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Paragons of peace at testing times

By Riza Yehiya As the days pass by since the 21 April Easter Sunday Terror Strike on Sri Lanka, the dark cloud hovering over us seems to be passing by the truthfulness displayed by community leaders. The debilitating terror attack on the churches and hotels though optically seen as attacks on Christians, is in reality an attack on Sri Lanka focused on destabilisation and disintegration of the economy and society. This sinister attack is to engulf the country in a three-way religious/communal conflict between Muslims, Christians, and Buddhists, drawing Sinhalese…

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Non-consensual sterilisation Fifty two women complain against K’gala Doctor Seven to CID and 45 to Hospital

By Sunil S. Pallendeniya (Kurunegala), Wijesingha Welikanda and Chamara Amarasuriya Fifty two Sinhala Buddhist mothers have lodged complaints with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital charging that Dr. Shafi Shiha Abdeen had performed non-consensual sterilisation. At the same time, 45 women, who had allegedly been sterilised by the doctor, had lodged complaints against him, with the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital by 5 p.m. on 26 May. Hospital sources revealed that most of these mothers who had lodged complaints were expecting to conceive for a second time after…

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Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has funded extremist organizations.

The media would not have paid attention to the situation regarding Dr. Mohamed Shafi, if it concerned a Sinhalese surgeon, says Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne. The minister stated this addressing a press conference held at the Temple Trees this evening (27). Minister Senaratne further commented that it was him who had submitted the Cabinet paper to seek approval to allow Dr. Shafi, who had tendered his resignation, to return to Kurunegala Hospital. The minister says that there have been no prior complaints concerning Dr.…

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LTTE ban to be challenged in secretive British court

Britain’s terrorism ban on the LTTE will be challenged a decade after the outfit was militarily defeated in Sri Lanka’s civil war, lawyers have said. British newspaper The Morning Star reported that the tribunal would hear evidence later this year from a group of exiles who are calling on the Home Office to lift the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).The government department wants much of the case to be heard in secret at the seldom-used Proscribed Organisations Appeals Commission, The Star added. In 2014 the European…

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One month gone: No charge on over 200 Catholics murdered

India knew six months ago of the attacks  Muslim votes or focus on tourism development  People have lost faith in Government  Sri Lanka’s GDP will hit 0 to -1% in Q2, 2019 for which the Government must take responsibility  It’s been one month since the murder of around 300 innocent Catholic children and parents but no has yet been charged for the biggest negligence of duty that Sri Lanka has seen in recent history.  The President and Prime Minister have both denied any knowledge of the impending attacks when the…

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Racism has become a commodity today – Dambara Amila Thero

Venerable Dambara Amila Thero says that racism has become a commodity under the social system today and that racism is marketed by politicians who are looking to come to power. He stated that while it is acceptable to ask Muslim women to take off their face veil due to security concerns it is wrong to do so simply due to religious reasons or because one cannot stand it. The Thero also expressed his views regarding the comments made by Minister Mangala Samaraweera recently that Sri Lanka is not a Buddhist…

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Sinhalese are boycotting doing business with Muslim owned shops

Sri Lanka marked 10 years after defeating the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) on May 19, making the island nation reflect on what a deterrent an armed conflict can be to a country’s progress.  The war took away lives, divided communities and denied us of the opportunity to make progress like other Asian countries. Rehabbed LTTE woman cadre the late Thamilini Jeyekkumaran in her book ‘Under the shade of a sharp sword’ recalls a conversation she had with an old man who came to meet her at a tiger…

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The Spread, Scale and Scope of Violence – Verbal and Kinetic, Digital and Physical – Against the Muslims and Tamils Since Easter Sunday Indicates the Success of the Easter Sunday Terrorism.

By Sanjana Hattotuwa A decade after the end of the war, Sri Lanka is visibly, and far more than what’s acknowledged or reported openly, reeling from violent conflict. The anti-Muslim riots last week – of a scale, scope and speed of destruction that dwarfed Digana just over a year ago – coupled with the increase of everyday racism and attacks in Negombo, after the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, have kept the country on tenterhooks. The responses are revealing. A President and Prime Minister, who do not speak to or work…

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Recent Anti-Muslim Attacks in Gampaha and Kurunegala Districts were Orchestrated by Political Forces Connected to a Key Party: Prof GL Peiris and Basil Rajapaksa of SLPP Not Available for Comment.

The recent anti-Muslim attacks in the Gampaha and Kurunegala districts that left one dead and thousands affected were orchestrated by political forces connected to a key party, the Sunday Observer reliably learns. UPFA MP and SLFP General Secretary, Dayasiri Jayasekara made a statement yesterday at the Colombo Division DIG’s office regarding video footages that emerged on social media sites depicting his attempt to bail out six suspects allegedly engaged in the riots in Kuliyapitiya. One footage shows MP Jayasekara speaking on the phone, surrounded by smiling police officers, reportedly at…

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Fawaz Mudalali murdered, 50 hospitalized, 78 including maithri’s lackey arrested, ASP ignore government orders, army conducts investigation of e news video

(Lanka e News )  Following the easter Sunday attack a group of few Buddhist sinhalese mobs started a racial violence in many areas of the country targeting the Muslim community. During this gruesome attack the owner of Fawas Restaurent located at the Katunayake Minuwangoda road, Mr Fawas too was brutally murdered. This hotel was started 30 years ago in a small scale has now grown to a larger restaurant. All house in a one village destructed Mantime all muslims houses located at the Rambewa in Kuliyapitiya and Bingiriya areas were…

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Diamond Pasta Ltd in Minuwangoda Totally Destroyed By Mob Numbering Over 200

Sri Lanka’s Largest Pasta Manufacturing Facility Diamond Pasta Ltd in Minuwangoda Totally Destroyed By Mob Numbering Over 200 on Monday Night: Damages Estimated at Over 700 Million Rupees for Muslim Owned Company with Largely Sinhala Employees. By Darshana Abayasingha Sri Lanka’s largest pasta manufacturing facility, Diamond Pasta Limited, which is located in Minuwangoda, was destroyed during the violence on Monday night. Speaking to the Daily FT, the company’s management stated that though Police was called to control the situation, only ten officers had arrived at the scene, and they had…

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SLFP Gen -Secy Dayasiri Jayasekera MP Says he only Got Six Arrested Persons released

SLFP Gen -Secy Dayasiri Jayasekera MP Says he only Got Six Arrested Persons Transferred from Hettipola to Bingiriya Police Station To Resist Mob Pressure and That Were Later Released Due to an “Independent” Decision taken by the Police. Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) General Secretary Dayasiri Jayasekera yesterday denied that he had used political influence to get several suspects released from the Hettipola police station, insisting his intervention was only to calm a rapidly escalating situation. Jayasekera told reporters at SLFP party headquarters that he was informed of a large…

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Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Reveals he has Information that some local Politicians Belonging to Certain Political Parties Were Behind Current Anti-Muslim violence

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith Reveals he has Information that some local Politicians Belonging to Certain Political Parties Were Behind Current Anti-Muslim violence and Says “We would like to tell the leaders of these political parties to control their party members” By Uditha Jayasinghe, Chathuri Dissanayake, and Chandani Kirinde The Police yesterday arrested 33 people linked to widespread anti-Muslim Ma attacks, which erupted countrywide as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe renewed appeals for the public to cooperate with security forces and Police to restore calm. The Police arrested 60 people from the North-Western…

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Sri Lanka: Conflict mapping and archiving

Tides of violence: mapping the Sri Lankan conflict from 1983 to 2009 https://www.piac.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/19.05.14-Tides-of-violence.pdf   Sri Lanka: Conflict mapping and archiving https://www.piac.asn.au/project-highlight/sri-lanka-the-conflict-mapping-archive-project/ Sri Lankan conflict mapping report highlights work to be done for transitional justice Sri Lankan conflict mapping report highlights work to be done for transitional justice Sri Lankan conflict mapping report highlights work to be done for transitional justice https://www.piac.asn.au/project-highlight/sri-lanka-the-conflict-mapping-archive-project/ https://www.piac.asn.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/19.05.14-Tides-of-violence.pdf

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“Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage” Exhibition to be opened by the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP

Event: “Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage”, 18-19 May 2019, London TIC PRESS RELEASE DATE: 15 May 2019  “Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage” Exhibition to be opened by the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP.  The Tamil information Centre (TIC) is proud to announce that the second day of our exhibition, “Tamils of Lanka: A Timeless Heritage” will be opened by the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Corbyn MP, leader of the Labour Party and Her Majesty’s Opposition at 12 noon on Sunday 19th May 2019 at Tolworth Recreation Centre, Fullers Way North, Surbiton KT6…

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Police unearth 17 safe houses for bombers in Sri Lanka

Muslims welcome amendment to ruling on wearing abaya The NTJ-run safe houses and seven terrorist training centers have been sealed COLOMBO: National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ), which was responsible for the Easter Sunday bomb attacks, had been running 17 safe houses and seven training centers for the suicide bombers, Ruwan Gunasekera, a police spokesman, said on Wednesday. He said NTJ, along with two other organizations, had been proscribed by an extraordinary government gazette notification issued in Colombo on a directive from Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena. Gunasekera said the safe houses and…

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Anti-Muslim violence were organised attacks

Says Govt. has evidence to prove the claims Says groups were brought in from outside but had support of area politicians  Says terrorist network responsible for Easter bombing has been ‘broken up’ by security forces Madduma Bandara says Govt. will investigate into complaints on Police inaction Says political motives behind anti-Muslim violence By Chathuri Dissanayake Culprits of the anti-Muslim violence have been identified, and action will be taken against those responsible for ‘organised attacks’ launched in several locations in the North Western Province, Minister Navin Dissanayaka said yesterday. Plantation Industries…

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