Day: May 3, 2019

More attacks feared in Sri Lankan capital, police say

Islamist extremists in Sri Lanka are believed to be planning attacks on bridges in Colombo, authorities said, as they warned several conspirators in the Easter Sunday bombings that killed 257 people still at large.

120 arrested within 24 hours

The Police Headquarters have decided to offer cash rewards of one million rupees to each Muslim resident who provided details of the suicide bombers hiding in a house in Saindamarudu.

Special discussion held between JO & President

A special discussion has been held between representatives of the Joint Opposition group, including Opposition Leader Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa and President Maithripala Sirisena last night.

Central Province NTJ financial controller arrested

A 40-year-old man, who is alleged to have been in charge of the finances of the National Thawheed Jamaath (NTJ) organisation in the Central Province, was arrested by police in the early hours of yesterday in Gampola.

Patali calls for deportation of 800 Islamic teachers

Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka called for the immediate deportation of about 800 foreign Islamic teachers employed at Madrasas and various educational institutes.

Intelligence and CID officers meet Ven. Gnanasara Thera in prison

A team of Intelligence and CID officers have reportedly visited the Prison Hospital to meet the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera to obtain details about the activities of Islamic extremists in Sri Lanka.