LTTE is the scapegoat for Sinhala Government

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Ajanthan Kathirgamathambi Rasakumaran (41), who was taken into custody by the CID over the pre-dawn double murder of two Police Constables on 30 November 2018 at the Vavunathivu Police post, was released following a confession made by Zahran Hashim – the Islamic extremist ring leader’s driver Mohamed Sharif Adam Lebbe alias Gaffoor (53). Gaffoor admitted that it was they who were behind the two murders. Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said yesterday, the CID detained Ajanthan on suspicion. However, when the CID arrested several persons…

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IS planned to create a province of the caliphate in the East – Prof. Rohan Gunaratna

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore, Dr.  Rohan Gunaratna will be the keynote speaker on the title ‘Restore Harmony and Rebuild Trust’, arranged by the Sri Lanka Muslim Civil Society at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute (SLFI) today (12) at 10 a.m. He tells Ceylon Today that the Sri Lankan Government failed to criminalise hate speech and incitement to violence, the first set of activities of threat groups. “The Government should have outlawed all groups engaging in…

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The American Enigma: Blake and Gota 10 years on

A recent compliment offered by former US Ambassador to Colombo Robert. O. Blake Jr. on the management of the intelligence services by former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa has drawn the spotlight on to the long and complex relationship between the American diplomat and the American citizen who often dealt with him on behalf of Sri Lanka’s government. While relationships between diplomats and their expatriate contacts often remain in the shadows, the United States in 2010 fell victim to a security breach that resulted in the unauthorised leaking of over 250,000…

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Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith wants War Crime accused back to power.

Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith who is a close associate of Mahinda Rajapaksha said that those political leaders, who are responsible for the Easter Sunday attacks, are not suitable for the leadership of the country and they should be stripped off their portfolios. Archbishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith was well known for his support to Mahinda during the killing of thousands of Tamils in May 2009. He said this at a special Holy Mass held at St. Lucia Cathedral, to commemorate the dead and to bless those injured…

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Hizbullah’s son being probed over Rs 500 M shares in Sharia Uni

Hizbullah’s son being probed over Rs 500 M shares in Sharia Uni An investigation has been launched to determine as to how the son of Eastern Province Governor M.L.A.M. Hizbullah secured shares worth Rs 500 million in the controversial ‘Batticaloa Campus’ aka ‘Sharia University,’ State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardena yesterday (9) told Parliament. This educational institute had been given to Sri Lanka as a grant from Saudi Arabia. Wijewardena made this remark in response to a question raised by UNP’s Parliamentarian, Heshan Withanage. Withanage noted that suspicion had arisen…

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Tight Security today over possible terror strikes

By Chamara Amarasooriya Steps have been taken to tighten security across the country today (13), according to an unconfirmed information circulating in society, that there would be a possible terrorist attack in Colombo, Police Media Spokesman, SP Ruwan Gunasekara said yesterday (12). According to the information, the National Towheed Jama’at (NTJ) which is believed to be responsible for the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, has planned a series of terror strikes in Nawala, Wellawatta, Panchikawatta and the Fort Railway Station between 9:00 a.m and 1:00 p.m today (13). Gunasekara, addressing the…

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