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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 ... South Asia
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 ...

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. money investors
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. Facebook
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. money

( 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 ...
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 ...
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 ... EU
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 ...
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 ...
Siddiqui at Pakistani High Commission in Sri Lanka had planned to launch terror strikes in India. Siddiqui ... The code name for the terror plot to attack the US consulate in Chennai was "wedding hall" which was to be executed by "cooks", a code for terrorists who were to gain entry from Maldives into India.
In his report on "Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka" to the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, which will be held ... the repeal of the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the solution to the pending cases under the Act, have antagonized key constituencies that could be ...
The U.S. bid to include Pakistan on a list of countries that help finance terrorism failed this week, officials in Islamabad declared. A representative of the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering, the inter-governmental body that combats terrorist financing and money laundering, told Newsweek on ...
The UN working group on arbitrary detention visited Sri Lanka in December, recording “numerous instances where those convicted under the prevention of terrorism had allegedly been subjected to harassment, intimidation, threats and even ill-treatment and torture to extract confessions”. The Sri Lankan ...
[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] criticized [press release] the government of Sri Lanka on Monday for not repealing its "Draconian" counterterrorism law. HRW accused the government of using the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) [text] to arbitrarily detain and torture suspects.
COLOMBO: Sri Lanka's government is still using draconian anti-terror laws that give police sweeping powers to arrest and detain suspects despite promising to abolish them, Human Rights Watch said Monday (Jan 29). The Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA) allows the detention of suspects for long periods ...
Sri Lanka strongly condemned the terrorist attack in Kabul in which over 95 people were killed. The Foreign Ministry said that innocent civilians ... “Sri Lanka strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Kabul targeting innocent civilians and those under medical treatment. Our thoughts and prayers are with all ...
Last week, the American Secretary of Defence Jim Mattis, declared a new era: “There has been a return of great power competition -- great power competition, not terrorism, is now the primary focus of US security”. In the new national defence strategy document China and Russia are singled out as ...
Promoting our security in the Indian Ocean, managing our difficult neighbourhood, dealing firmly with Pakistan on terrorism, revitalising our Act East policy, ... In the same month, in Sri Lanka, a 99 year old lease of a strategic port was granted to a Chinese company with direct links to the Communist regime.
( January 24, 2018, Washington DC, Sri Lanka Guardian) Terrorism refers to the risk or actual encounter of violent acts designed to cause fear and ... Since terrorists select their targets with high flexibility, intensity and precision, international firms seek competitive advantage through the expansion of ...
“Victims of abuses who struggled for years seeking justice finally had a moment of hope two years ago when Sri Lanka pledged to the UN to take action,” said ... The government's pledge to repeal the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA), which was used both during and after the civil war to detain terrorism ...
The COAS highlighted that after having cleared the troubled areas from terrorists of all hues and colours, the Pakistani military was now going after their ... “Pakistan and Sri Lanka are probably the only two countries which understand what it takes to defeat the menace of terrorism,” he was quoted as saying ...
On January 11, 2018 the Financial Intelligence Unit at the Central Bank of Sri Lanka published Guidelines on Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing Risk Management for Financial Institutions, No. 01 of 2018. The guidelines will come into force with immediate effect and should be read together with the ...
Jan 04, Colombo: Thirteen supporters of Sri Lanka's now defunct terrorist group, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), in Switzerland will stand trial before the Swiss ... That does not make Tamils supporters of terrorism," says Kuruparan Kurusamy, former president of the Swiss Council of Eelam Tamils.
The Sri Lanka army identified the contingent as part of a Combat Convoy Company (CCC). Sri Lankan Military has ... Thus UN peacekeeping missions are now reliant on tactical assets that could bolster its capabilities in areas such as counter terrorism and counter insurgency. The big break came with UN ...
Now we know why UN Officials are behaving as they are in Sri Lanka. UN is today an emperor without clothes. LTTE is a designated terrorist organization remaining banned in 32 countries. It is unlikely that the UN delegates were mandated to ONLY visit LTTE for Article 55c of the United Nation's Charter ...
... 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 ...
The European Parliament has confirmed that Sri Lanka, Tunisia and Trinidad and Tobago were on the European Commission's blacklist of countries at ... in the European Commission's list of non-EU countries considered to have strategic deficiencies in their anti-money laundering and terrorism financing ...
Feb 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka's Minister of Plantations, Navin Dissanayake defending the senior Sri Lanka Army officer accused of making an intimidating gesture towards diaspora Tamils in UK slammed the two British MPs, who called for the expulsion of the officer, for supporting a terrorist organization.
Sri Lanka Army said there will be no disciplinary action against Brigadier Fernando with regard to this alleged incident. “We strongly urge you not ... in UK since March 2001. Terrorism Act 2000 of UK identifies the LTTE as a terrorist group fighting for a separate Tamil state in the North and East of Sri Lanka.
Terrorism remains the most important issue for leaders to solve, according to results from the 2018 Best Countries survey and rankings. ... In contrast, there are places with a history of high terrorist activity such as Sri Lanka where the topic in academia is still very much theoretical, Abhayaratne says.
Following Sri Lanka's Universal Periodic Review (UPR) held at the .... the Prevention of Terrorism Act and replace it with international best ...
He cannot deny the fact of fund raising for the terrorists as the ... will take the Tamil question in Sri Lanka to a Parliamentary Select Committee, ...
Sri Lanka condemns terrorist attack in Egypt ... the international community to join hands to find effective ways and means to combat terrorism in ...
Trinidad & Tobago and Sri Lanka sign MoU on terrorist financing ... at a counter-terrorism conference in Argentina, the Trinidad & Tobago ...
Trinidad & Tobago and Sri Lanka have signed a counter terrorism deal, ... deaths of five of its citizens in Tuesday's terrorist attack in New York.
The United Nations has said Sri Lanka's current terrorism legislation allows the torture of detainees. Sri Lanka originally lost the EU concession ...
An Uzbek immigrant has been charged by US prosecutors with causing the deaths of at least eight people in New York by mowing them down ...
Sri Lanka's cricket squad was on its first visit to the country since its bus was attacked by gunmen near the same stadium in 2009. Six police ...


 

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