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NTJ wanted separate Islamic confederate in region

NTJ wanted separate Islamic confederate in region

Central agencies responsible for countering the influence of Islamic State in India have found that Sri Lanka-based National Towheed Jama’at (NTJ), a Tamil Nadu-based outfit and some people from Kerala were in regular touch for over a year to create a “separate Islamic confederation” in …

India sent alerts to Sri Lanka

India sent alerts to Sri Lanka

Intelligence inputs regarding a possible terror attack in Sri Lanka were shared by Indian agencies with their Sri Lankan counterparts earlier this month after the National Investigation Agency completed its probe into an Islamic State-inspired module planning to kill prominent leaders in South India, officials …

The days after

The days after

The first reaction of disbelief after receiving news of the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, with more than 350 now confirmed dead, has not dissipated. The emotions are reminiscent to what most of us felt when we first heard news of the 2004 tsunami. …

Islamic State and Jamaat al-Tawhid al-Watania Claim Responsibility for  Attacks

Islamic State and Jamaat al-Tawhid al-Watania Claim Responsibility for Attacks

The Islamic State and the Jamaat al-Tawhid al-Watania group have both claimed responsibility for the terrorist attacks carried out in Sri Lanka on Sunday. Reuters quoted the Islamic State’s AMAQ news agency to say that the organization has claimed responsibility for the multiple suicide bombings …

An attempt to make country and economy unstable

An attempt to make country and economy unstable

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says recent attacks occurred this morning is an attempt to make the country and economy unstable. Delivering a statement Wickremesinghe said the law will be strictly enforced against the persons those who are responsible for these attacks after finalizing the investigations. …

Coordinated terrorist attacks as Christians gathered to celebrate Easter Mass

Coordinated terrorist attacks as Christians gathered to celebrate Easter Mass

As Christians in Sri Lanka gathered on Sunday morning to celebrate Easter Mass, powerful explosions ripped through three churches packed with worshipers, leaving hundreds of victims amid a havoc of splintered and blood-spattered pews. In what the police said were coordinated terrorist attacks carried out …

Literary Policing raises its head

Literary Policing raises its head

Exasperation with the current UNP regime and its much hyped ‘good governance’ promise with which it won the votes of the people in 2015 January, is now reaching an abysmal level of despair with its continued spinelessness to curb the murdering of free expression in …

Reuters responds to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon

Reuters responds to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon

Thomson Reuters Foundation responded to The Planters’ Association of Ceylon statement published on Friday 5 April that claimed that Thomson Reuters Foundation’s expose on labour abuses on tea estates were false.  Following is the response from Kieran Guilbart, the Thomson Reuters Foundation commissioning editor, along …

Eye Sri Lanka wishes its readers a peaceful and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Eye Sri Lanka wishes its readers a peaceful and prosperous Sinhala and Tamil New Year

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German authorities have indicted a Sri Lankan man suspected of involvement in killing 15 captured government soldiers while fighting for the Tamil Tigers rebel group. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 37-year-old Sivatheeban B. is accused of membership in a foreign terrorist organization, war crimes, two …