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Can Sri Lanka ever achieve lasting peace

Can Sri Lanka ever achieve lasting peace

Religious tensions in Sri Lanka have risen as the country marks 10 years since the end of the civil war. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed over 26 years as the government fought ethnic minority Tamils, who wanted to create their own state. Just as …

Presidential run?

Presidential run?

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, accused by rights groups of war crimes during the final months of Sri Lanka’s long-running civil war a decade ago, has confirmed he plans to run for the presidency in the wake of the Easter Sunday attacks that have shattered …

Responsibility to Protect

Responsibility to Protect

Recalling their recent statements against violent extremism and hate speech, the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, Adama Dieng, and the United Nations Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect, Karen Smith are alarmed about the growing acts of violence on the basis …

Software engineer, was under Indian surveillance

Software engineer, was under Indian surveillance

A Sri Lankan software engineer suspected by authorities in Sri Lanka of having provided technical and logistical support to the Easter Sunday suicide bombers was monitored by Indian intelligence agencies …

India extends ban on LTTE

India extends ban on LTTE

Centre extended the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) on Tuesday for violent and disruptive activities that are prejudicial to the integrity and sovereignty of India. The …

Attacks bring Tamil leadership together

Attacks bring Tamil leadership together

Two prominent political groups representing Sri Lanka’s Tamil minority, in the north-east and the hill country, have decided to work together in the wake of the Easter terror attacks. The …

Cooperation Restored

Cooperation Restored

Robert Blake, who was US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia in the Obama Administration, has said that it was wrong on the part of the Obama Administration to have snapped military ties with Sri Lanka after …

Suicide bombers visited India in 2012

Suicide bombers visited India in 2012

Just days after Sri Lanka’s army chief Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake made a startling revelation that some of the suicide bombers involved in the Easter terror attack had travelled to Kashmir, Kerala and Bengaluru “for some sort of training”, Indian investigating agencies have confirmed that …

Did the Saudis know?

Did the Saudis know?

In a leaked ‘urgent, confidential and top secret’ document, the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Foreign Affairs confesses responsibility or at least ‘relation’ to the terrorist attacks that hit Sri Lanka two weeks ago as Christians celebrated Easter Sunday. Obtained by al-Ahed, the paper, which carries …

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 …