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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