The Island (Sri Lanka)

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - A group of exiles call on the Home Office to lift Britain’s ban on the LTTE a decade after they were defeated by Sri Lanka military. The case to be heard in secret at the Proscribed Organisations Appeals Commission.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - The Court of Appeal dismisses Quo Warranto application filed against Prime Minister being a member of Parliament. SLPP Colombo Municipal Council member filed the writ of Quo Warranto petition on the basis the UNP leader held shares in a privately owned company, while being a member of parliament.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Professional Solidarity for Protecting Education accuses that government is employing a large number of its henchmen in the education sector. Ministry of Education has sent a list of 217 to the Public Service Commission seeking permission to give them appointments.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Father who lost two children in Easter bombings files petition against IGP and the Defence Secretary, asking for respondents to be prosecuted for criminal negligence.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Government Analyst's Department releases DNA reports on all suicide bombers involved in the Easter bombings. Mastermind Zahran confirmed dead by matching DNA with daughter’s.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - JVP leader announces no-confidence motion against the government over failure to prevent the Easter bombings. MP says the President, the Prime Minister and the entire Cabinet should accept full responsibility for failure to act on the intelligence warnings of terror strikes.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - State Intelligence Service officers, in Ampara arrests National Thowheed Jamaath leader Zaharan Hashim's Kalmunai leader Siyam. Senior members of the NTJ, including Siyam, had been trained in Hambantota.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Muslim scholars call for ban of the Tamil Nadu Thowheed Jammath Quran citing discrepancies between it and the Holy Quran. The controversial version directly translated into Sinhala from Tamil, is called the Thowheed Jamath Sinhala Quran.

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - Internationally recognised expert on terrorism Prof. Rohan Gunaratne says Easter bombings was the result of politicians taking national security for granted. 

COLOMBO (The Island/ANN) - National Joint Committee, Executive Committee member warns of possible attempt to put off 2019 presidential election on account of the current security situation, in the aftermath of the Easter Bombings. The presidential election is scheduled to be held at the end of the year.