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Here, for instance, is a six-year-old clipping from an Indian newspaper, claiming that Islamist terrorists undergo training in secret Sri Lankan camps. ... In Sri Lanka, as across most of South Asia, surprisingly large numbers of people among groups that enjoy overwhelming numerical superiority seem eager ...
Nepal had proposed the merging of two Saarc desks focused on narcotics and terrorism stationed in Sri Lanka, and upgrading them to create the “Saarc Police”. This, officials said, would involve giving the body more teeth and giving an expanded mandate to the proposed force. Under the Saarc charter, ...

Sri Lanka was taking countermeasures against money laundering and terrorism finance after the country was listed for monitoring by the Financial Actin Task Force, an inter-governmental body and European Union. Sri Lanka has made a commitment to clear any technical deficiencies, the statement said.
Whether we care to admit it or otherwise, very little has been discussed about what Sri Lanka's recent (and only official) social-media shut down really meant. ... By failing to categorize the riotous, curfew-breaking mobs as terrorists, the State inevitably looks like it pulled-out a machine gun to swat a fly.
They were unceremoniously albeit undiplomatically, shown the departure gate of the Colombo airport and Sri Lanka ended the scourge of terrorism. ... A group supporting the banned terrorist group waving its flag and trampling the national flag of a fellow Commonwealth country was allowed to get away without a whimper.
The State Minister Eran Wickramaratne reiterated that opposition makes statements to create a fear psychosis among would be investors in Sri Lanka. ... to strengthen the effectiveness of the anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism regime by amending the Companies Act No 07 of 2007.

( April 3, 2018, Washington DC, Sri Lanka Guardian) Terrorism exposes firms to high levels of uncertainty and risk. Growing threats ... However, superior intelligence gathering alerts the firm to vulnerable areas and assists in forecasting as to where and how terrorists will likely strike next. In international ...
In response, Erdogan fired back stating that Benjamin Netanyahu is a terrorist himself and Israel is a terror state. Referring to the recent incident where Israel forces fired on Palestinian protestors on Friday (30th March), he accused Israel of violating the rights of Palestinians and killing them. Around 17 ...
The decision came into effect on March 21, 2018, continuing the “specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism”. The LTTE is among 20 organisations named. The relisting is the result of a protracted diplomatic battle that involved Sri Lanka's ...
Another key outstanding pledge, namely security sector reform including the repeal of the draconian Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), also remains unfulfilled. Sri Lanka has a long history of abuses by security forces, both during and after the civil war. The security forces have long used the PTA to detain ...

During this session on 21 March, Sri Lanka will be represented by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Tilak Marapana and the Minister of Special ... on the draft counter-terrorism legislation to replace the Prevention of Terrorism Act and a bill to set up the Reparations Office recently approved by Cabinet.
... Gandhi and the parliamentary constitutionalism of the Quaid. Terrorist tactics were aberrations that played a negligible role in the totality of these freedom movements. Elsewhere, too, national freedom has been attained through agitation (South Africa, Kenya, Ghana), constitutional negotiation (Sri Lanka, ...
Sri Lanka continues to use the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) to torture detainees and extract confessions under President Maithripala Sirisena's ... that the term “terrorist act” vaguely and broadly “includes 'intimidating a population' and threatening 'the unity, territorial integrity, sovereignty of Sri Lanka, ...
( March 9, 2018, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Our country shamelessly adds one more dark day in its march towards creating an anarchist society. On the one hand it boasts as upholding the noble teachings of Buddha while on the other acting exactly contrary to the Dhamma. Innocent civilian Muslim ...
Then Sri Lanka captain Jayawardene after the escape said, "We owe the team bus driver our lives for his remarkable bravery in the face of direct gunfire ... Had he not had the courage and presence of mind to get the bus moving after the initial attack then we'd have been a far easier target for the terrorists.
Feb 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that the government has launched a program to eradicate the 'drug terrorism' that is spreading in every village of the country by strengthening the police and all state institutions and destroying the trafficking network that brings the ...
... Bandarawela to Ebarawa. The victims were admitted to the Diyatalawa Hospital. The spokesperson added that investigations on the case have already commenced. When News1st inquired into the matter, the Army Media Spokesperson Brigadier Sumith Atapattu stated that this was not a terrorist attack.
Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu today categorically dismissed today's explosion in a private bus in Diyatalawa as an act of terrorism. "If it was an act of terrorism, the damage and explosion would have been much bigger," he added. Brigadier Atapattu said a Military inquiry and Police Inquiry ...
Although the yahapalana government is attempting to obtain an Interpol 'Red Warrant' on him it had withdrawn some 150 some such warrants including those issued on former LTTE terrorists because of the influence by Tamil politicians, former envoy Udayanga Weeratunga said today. He said in a ...


 

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