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Minority Alienation – Analysis

Minority Alienation – Analysis

The Easter Sunday carnage in which more than 250, mostly Christians, were killed is the most violent terrorist act in Sri Lanka since the end of the Eelam war in 2009. A terrorist attack on this scale involving the use of high-explosives in coordinated suicide …

A new fault line in post-war Sri Lanka

A new fault line in post-war Sri Lanka

Every few metres in Batticaloa a white poster with the words ‘Kanneer Anjali’ (tribute with tears) appears, tied to trunks of trees, walls of churches, or gates of mosques. Right below the bold letters is an image of a pair of eyes, weeping. Near town, …

ISIS Used Bitcoin to Fund Horrific Sri Lanka Easter Bombings?

ISIS Used Bitcoin to Fund Horrific Sri Lanka Easter Bombings?

Bitcoin played a role in staging the Easter Sunday suicide bombing in Sri Lanka that killed 253 civilians, according to Israeli blockchain intelligence firm Whitestream. The agency revealed that the ISIS used Canada-based payment gateway CoinPayments to convert bitcoins to fiat money. The firm identified …

What Next?

What Next?

Under the nose of a state that took peace for granted, members of two lesser-known radical organizations and sons of a millionaire spice trader conspired to carry out a mass carnage on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, an attack which has now been described as …

Sri Lanka mistook Indian alert

Sri Lanka mistook Indian alert

Sri Lanka had refused to pay heed to India’s alert on possible suicide attacks and the involvement of extremists based on its belief that New Delhi is trying to pit Colombo against Pakistan by pointing fingers at the island’s Muslim community. Senior Lankan officials (defence …

Terror through local proxies, is part of ISIS evolving modus operandi

Terror through local proxies, is part of ISIS evolving modus operandi

ISIS has released the second video of its supreme leader, Abu Bakr Baghdadi on April 29, the first since he appeared in a video delivering a sermon as the Caliph at the Al Nuri Mosque of Mosul in Iraq on July 5, 2014. The focus …

Call data trail leads to Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Call data trail leads to Tamil Nadu, Kerala

Intelligence agencies are tracking over a dozen men from Tamil Nadu and Kerala whose phone numbers were found in the Call Detail Records (CDRs) of Zaharan Hashim, the suspected mastermind behind the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka, a security official told The Indian Express. …

The terrorists’ deadly message we have failed to grasp

The terrorists’ deadly message we have failed to grasp

The funerals are over, the investigation continues and the blame game begins and media attention shifts away. This time the victims were Catholic worshippers and patrons of luxury hotels in Sri Lanka. A month ago they were Muslim worshippers in New Zealand, shot by a …

Sri Lanka attacks may indicate ISIS is moving East

Sri Lanka attacks may indicate ISIS is moving East

The April 21 suicide attacks in Sri Lanka, which were claimed by the Islamic State, may indicate that the militant group is moving east in search of fertile recruiting ground, according to some observers. In the words of The New York Times’ Rukmini Callimachi and …

Afraid but unbowed: Sri Lanka Catholics pray for Easter bombing victims

Afraid but unbowed: Sri Lanka Catholics pray for Easter bombing victims

Church bells tolled mournfully at Colombo’s devastated St Anthony’s Shrine on Sunday, as scores of Christians wept but defiantly prayed and lit candles for the victims of the horrific Easter bombings. The bells rang out at 8.45 am, the moment a jihadist suicide bomber detonated …