Security forces fully alert to ISIS threats: Ministry

2016-01-06 13:48:01

The Defence Ministry today assured that security forces and all intelligence agencies were on full alert on the possibility of any groups having links with the ISIS making their appearance in Sri Lanka.
A statement issued by the ministry said some media reports had mentioned the presence of ISIS terrorists in the country or that groups having links to the ISIS were emerging in Sri Lanka.

“Security forces wish to give categorical assurance that they are on full alert to the possibilities of any links or emergence of IS groups in Sri Lanka round the clock as it is the prime responsibility of the Security Forces and National Intelligence,” it said.

The ministry said it was also noteworthy to remind that revelations in media reports, some with vital and sensitive information, often tend to become counterproductive and could jeopardize the efforts to identify such elements.

“However, the situation is in no way a cause for alarm or panic, and any information to that effect as of now cannot be divulged to the Media since such intelligence is yet to be analyzed, evaluated and properly established,” the ministry said.

  Comments - 3

  • milinda Thursday, 7 January 2016 05:00

    These guys raised their heads in Srilanka due to political jokers. Now they are making these statements to deceive the public. Remember this U.N.P. politicians during JRJ era in the 70s said the same thing no threat from the Tamil terrorist. But what happened for another 50 years the nation was in a mess with L.T.T.E terrorisms since the political jokers at that time gave into terrorism and mishandled the whole issue

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    Nadeesha Thursday, 7 January 2016 11:36

    The authorities should investigate those who have gone to the Middle East for work and have not returned for many years

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    cool guy Thursday, 7 January 2016 14:28

    No... it happened as a results of 1956, 1958, 1977, 1981, 1983 riots. what goes around comes around

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