British State Minister for Security and Economic Crime Ben Wallace at a ceremony at the Cinnamon Grand yesterday paying his respects for those who died in Easter Sunday terror attacks Wrapping up his two-day visit, UK Minister Ben Wallace assures support to return industry to full strength British State Minister for Security and Economic Crime Ben Wallace, wrapping up his visit to Sri Lanka, has assured support from the UK Government to rebuild the local tourism industry. The Minister, who arrived on Thursday (2 May), visited to reiterate the UK’s…Read More
Day: 5 May 2019
Political leadership is of extreme importance when fighting terrorism, says British State Minister for Security
The British Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace said the political leadership is extremely important to fight against terrorism with international connections. He said this when he called on President Maithripala Sirisena today (May 3) at the President’s Official Residence in Colombo. Stating that recent attacks by Islamist terrorist is a part of the international terror campaign of the Islamist State (IS), Rt. Hon. Wallace emphasized the imperative need for cooperation among the intelligence services all over the world to combat this menace. While praising the President…Read More
Billionaire Asos tycoon Anders Holch Povlsen buries three of his four children
ASOS billionaire Anders Holch Povlsen yesterday said an emotional farewell to his three children who were killed in the Easter Sunday terror attack in Sri Lanka. The tycoon wrapped his arms around his wife Anne and their surviving daughter Astrid as the three white coffins draped with flowers and balloons were carried into Aarhus cathedral in Denmark. Alma, Agnes and Alfred Povlsen died during a luxury family holiday when ISIS suicide bombers ambushed the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo. Today with tears in her eyes and a look of extreme pain…Read More
UK offers to establish Joint Terrorism Analysis Center in Sri Lanka … will also assist tourism return to full strength
British Minister of State for Security and Economic Crime, Ben Wallace, on Friday visited St. Anthony’s Church, Kochchikade, which was badly damaged in the Easter Sunday bomb attack. The visiting Minister placed a bouquet of flowers near the statue of St. Anthony, which has been moved to a location opposite the shrine for the public to pay homage. With Minister Wallace is Rev. Fr. Jude Raj Fernando, Administrator of St. Anthony’s Church. (Pic by Jude Denzil Pathiraja) by Zacki Jabbar The United Kingdom has offered to assist Sri Lanka establish…Read More
Thowheed Jamath, BBS both funded by single secret account – By Dr Wickramabahu
(Lanka-e-News -01.May.2019, 9.00PM) ) Thowheed Jamath, BBS both funded by single secret account’ Featured in a report last week. It further explained that Intelligence authorities have now established that during the Rajapaksa regime, a secret account of the defence ministry had funded Thowheed Jamath, Bodu Bala Sena and other Muslim and Buddhist extremist groups. The ‘Sathhanda’ reported quoting sources at the Presidential Secretariat. There is clear information to prove that Thowheed Jamath’s secretary Abdul Rasik Rafiquedeen was an Army intelligence member. It was him who had given information in 2008…Read More
Information on ‘Kaththankudy bombing of 16th’ that took Easter attack test-runs revealed! (Special report)
We published a special news a day prior (20) to the Easter Sunday attack, headlined, ‘Mysterious bombing at Kaththankudy on 16th – CID to investigate’. The news denoted an incident which a TVS Scooty-pep motorcycle with a bomb attached was blasted at Kaththankudy area on April 16. Investigations with regard to the incident have revealed connections to the chain of events recently took place on the country, to which so far is a test-run prior to the Easter Sunday attack. The explosives acquired for the Easter attack, as well as for…Read More
The president has Clearly Failed at the Cost of 250 or more Lives, as Minister of Defense, the Minister in Charge of the Police and the National Security Council.
The president has Clearly Failed at the Cost of 250 or more Lives, as Minister of Defense, the Minister in Charge of the Police and the National Security Council. By Dr. Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu Whilst the security operations continue, it is time for the committee set up by the president and indeed the rest of us, to consider the questions that refuse to go away and demand answers. The carnage of Easter Sunday throws up many questions, some of which have been answered albeit unconvincingly. Consequently a lot is riding on the…Read More
Official Statistics Reveal There Are 1669 Quran Madassahs, 317 Arabic Colleges and 277 “Ahadiya” Muslim Education Schools Linked to Mosques in Sri Lanka.
Official Statistics Reveal There Are 1669 Quran Madassahs, 317 Arabic Colleges and 277 “Ahadiya” Muslim Education Schools Linked to Mosques in Sri Lanka. By Namini Wijedasa Quran Madrasas and Arabic Colleges have mushroomed in their thousands around Sri Lanka during the past decade, promoting a “pure” form of Islam imported from West Asia that is at odds with South Asian traditions. The trend mirrors developments in other parts of this region, including Bangladesh, where strong Gulf influence has seen a proliferation of largely Saudi-funded, Arab-style mosques and educational institutions. In…Read More