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Not even selfies at Daham's wedding ...  no politicians either!


Not even selfies at Daham's wedding ...
no politicians either!

President Maithripala's son, Daham Sirisena celebrated his wedding at Hotel Hilton, Colombo last Thursday almost exclusively as a private function. Though bookings were made to have the wedding on a grand scale at Shangri-La Hotel; with the closure of the hotel after the bomb blast there, bookings for the wedding were cancelled. Unfortunately, it was not possible to make this an occasion which the whole country would



CID take Namal Kumara into custody


CID take Namal Kumara into custody

Operations director of anti-corruption force, Namal Kumara was taken into custody by criminal investigation department. He was so arrested when he was present at Warakapola police station for the purpose of recording a statement. During the tensed situation which prevailed in Hettipola, Namal Kumara's presence there was captured and spotlighted across the media. 

At this point a heated exchange of words had flared up between Namal Kumara and member of

Agitated political racialism raises its head ... what is going to happen to the country?


Agitated political racialism raises its head ... what is going to happen to the country?

3 weeks after April 21st Easter Sunday attack, Sri Lanka's image one more has been smeared being subjected to unpleasant dialogues which has emerged from anti-Muslim counter-attacks. 

The feature that does not seem to fall in line with is that though the attack on 21st was launched across the clan headed by National Thawheed Jamath representing IS Organisation to carry out a revenge on an international basis by targeting Catholic churches and foreigners. However, already

Curfew in Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya, Dummalasuriya because of tension


Curfew in Kuliyapitiya, Bingiriya, Dummalasuriya because of tension

A tensed and confused situation has developed in Kuliyapitiya and the environs from the evening period of Sunday and attacks have been launched on several trade outlets belonging to Muslims. How shop dealing in accessories of motor bicycles and helmets and a hotel was attacked is seen in photographs below. 

A crowd has gathered around Kuliyapitiya police and are engaged in a protest. Under these circumstances security is enforced by the army and police in Kuliyapitiya area. Police curfew has

Makandure Madush pleads as a beggar and reveals everything to police!


Makandure Madush pleads as a beggar and reveals everything to police!

There was less focus by the media on Madush who arrived in Sri Lanka sometime back after being expelled from Dubai for the fact that by that time the uproar which spread across the country was less significant in comparison to those who died from the bomb attack. Whatever it is, Madush who saw this country among all such pandemonium has nevertheless thought that it would have been better if if he was to receive a greater

With threats on the 13th ... Colombo goes desolate -- low attendance in schools


With threats on the 13th ... Colombo goes desolate -- low attendance in schools

A letter was directed to Sri Lanka across the Embassy of France that a suicide bomb attack is to be launched today, 13th Monday at several locations in the island. After the said communication became an item of news last week, security arrangements have been strengthened even further. 

Police has announced that contents mentioned in the said communication has however not been

Curfew lifted at other places ... but not North West


Curfew lifted at other places ... but not North West

Tuesday - 7 am Update
Curfew has been removed at other places; but not North West. The police curfew imposed throughout the island came to an end at 4 this morning, the 14th. Police curfew which was in operation at Gampaha police division ended this morning (14) at 6 o'clock. However, the police curfew imposed on North West province is still in progress. 

Monday - 8 pm Update
Police media spokesman Mr. Ruwan Gunasekera mentions that under circumstances of the prevailing

Reasons to bring swords to mosque from China ... revealed


Reasons to bring swords to mosque from China ... revealed

After the series of bomb attacks which took place last 21st, search operations around the island have escalated and a large number of swords have been found from various locations. 38 swords were gathered from houses of Muslims in Kollupitiya as well as from a mosque while 58 swords were found from a mosque in Maligawattha -- all amounting to a large number on the whole. 

What minister Haleem said on this occasion was that those swords were brought to clear jungle areas.

Mount Lavinia army operation go to search about money-racket ... not to look for terrorists


Mount Lavinia army operation go to search about money-racket ... not to look for terrorists

Police media spokesman explained matters at a news briefing about a video which pervaded the social media about the combined operation by the army and police launched in Mount Lavinia yesterday (11). News was published giving information that this is not revealed to the media and is something that took place close to a McDonald restaurant in Mount Lavinia. He also mentioned that

Curfew to Chilaw because of facebook post by textile merchant


Curfew to Chilaw because of facebook post by textile merchant

The curfew period of 4.45 in Chilaw which was supposed to end at 6 in the morning   on 13th Monday has been revised. It is reported that a crowd who approached a Muslim textile shop in at 1.45 in the afternoon in an aggressive manner while another section has attacked a house in Wattakkuliya area in Chilaw which house was used as the Chilaw Sri Lanka Thawheed Jamad organisation office and prayer centre, it is reported. It was reported that parapet walls of that house were pushed down and after entering the house had damaged

"IS video was made on 5th floor of hotel in Kollupitiya: we wore white clothing to commemorate our sorrows when our husbands died" -- Zaharan's wife, Sadiya


"IS video was made on 5th floor of hotel in Kollupitiya: we wore white clothing to commemorate our sorrows when our husbands died" -- Zaharan's wife, Sadiya

According to questioning from Zaharan Hasheem's wife, Sadiya and child so far, a host of significant information was revealed in relation to the bomb incident. When questioning by officers engaged in inquiries being conducted by them about suspicions of Zaharan not being among the dead or is dead, what is confirmed by Sadiya's statements is that Zaharan has actually died. 

Dying on behalf of religion is known as 'Jihad' and that he would die from this attack ... and that what he said was that he was going to be 'Jihad' and that after that according to Muslim customs the wife

Drivers faced gunshots in Wattala for having driven under liquor; second child of dead person just 3 months!


Drivers faced gunshots in Wattala for having driven under liquor; second child of dead person just 3 months!

The navy opened fire early this morning at two motor vehicles in Wattala which were travelling without showing any respect to orders of security forces and the incident where one person died was subjected to great focus among the public. 

The dead person was a father  of two and he was not someone who was involved with any suspicious activity as such. Unfortunately, it was a according to  what Navy spokesman said, he has kept on

Retired police officer who gave call asking why copper factory workers are raided ... a friend of Imran


Retired police officer who gave call asking why copper factory workers are raided ... a friend of Imran

When police were going into action to raid a copper factory belonging to Insham Ahamad the latter of whom was linked to investigations relating to series of bomb blasts, a retired police officer had dialled Wellampitiya police station and queried "Why do you want to raid it? Did you find anything there ... nothing isn't it"? Such  questions were asked with unnecessary intrusion and the


Police come with police dogs to Virtusa ...  because of an ISIS trained employee


Police come with police dogs to Virtusa ...
because of an ISIS trained employee

News that a worker supposed to have undergone IS terrorist training after going to Syria was in employment at Virtusa software office in Dematagoda was received after which he was taken into custody by a special army team and was handed over to terrorist surveillance division. 

On information received by suspect who was arrested at Dehiwala the army and police combined

Female employee of Tourist Authority who leaked story about throwing bombs at Nawala, Wellawatta, Panchikawatta, Fort ... arrested


Female employee of Tourist Authority who leaked story about throwing bombs at Nawala, Wellawatta, Panchikawatta, Fort ... arrested

A letter which circulated within the Tourist Authority that explosions are to be launched on 13th at locations like Nawala, Wellawatta, Panchikawatta and Fort was directed to the media and under such circumstances a female employee there was taken in for the inquiry by Kollupitiya Police yesterday. The charge against her is that an inside letter not approved in connection with security has been released to the social media by director of human resources and environmental affairs of Sri Lanka

"We kept swords for protection of our daughters" -- president of Muslim Council


"We kept swords for protection of our daughters" -- president of Muslim Council

N.M.Ameen, president of Sri Lanka Muslim Council joined with a group of Muslim representatives and told the media briefing held in Colombo yesterday that swords were kept at mosques and houses particularly for the safety of girls. 

This is how the president said referring to a statement by President Maithripala Sirisena that it is a custom to have a sword in every house and that therefore it is not justified that people be taken into

Second suicide bomb attack was to be launched employing women -- untold of story of Saindumardu ... revealed


Second suicide bomb attack was to be launched employing women -- untold of story of Saindumardu ... revealed

After the terrorist attack launched last 21st, before that tension eased, yet another terrorist attack had been on the cards and it had been planned to employ women for that attack, it was revealed by investigations carried out by police so far. Though the already suicide activist wives of Dematagoda and Saindumardu were in preparation to join as second attackers, having been unexpectedly cornered, they had to dismiss their plan and commit suicide. 

According to news received, before attack on Catholic churches, the strategy of Zaharan actually was

Young man who called 119 and said that bombs would be exploded at Maligawatta too ... arrested


Young man who called 119 and said that bombs would be exploded at Maligawatta too ... arrested

A Muslim telephone repairman who has called number 119 of police emergency unit by giving false information that three bombs would be exploded at Maligawatta Jumma Masjeed Road was taken into police custody while he was in a house at Keselwatta, Muhandiram Road.

Twenty one mobile SIM cards and four mobile phones were taken into police custody with this suspect. He had given a call to telephone number 119 and said, "I am M,P. who is speaking ... three

45th foreigner who died from bomb ... American national Chelsea too embraces death


45th foreigner who died from bomb ... American national Chelsea too embraces death

American young girl Chelsea Decaminada who became a prey to the bomb attack recently at Shangri-La has passed away yesterday while undergoing treatment at Singapore ... Sri Lankan American Embassy issued a press release.

As such, she becomes the 45th foreigner who died from this attack. She was a graduate of Duke University, America and was in service at America State Commercial Department. She in fact worked

Though public talks about Kochchikade, Katuwapitiya churches ... reason why people talk less about Zion church


Though public talks about Kochchikade, Katuwapitiya churches ... reason why people talk less about Zion church

3 churches suffered destruction as a result of bomb attack recently. The archbishop as well as various parties are involved in reconstructing these churches. 

However, Zion church in Batticaloa is not spoken of much in comparison to Kochchikade St. Anthony's church and Katuwapitiya St. Sebastian church. There was no report that the archbishop has taken measures to call for aid in that connection. What then is the reason for it? Though both the

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