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The Bukit Aman Special Branch counter-terrorism division in Malaysia has helped thwart a planned attack on foreign consulates in India with the arrest of four suspected terrorists including a Sri lankan man who was detained at a house in Kepong at about 11.15am on Wednesday.

The other three suspects were arrested in Chennai by Indian authorities based on information supplied by the counter-terrorism division.

The Sri Lankan, who has been indirectly linked to al-Qaeda, is on the wanted list for alleged terror activities in Sri Lanka and other countries.

Police believe that he had a terrorist network in Malaysia involving foreigners, a source said.

The source said the man had been hiding in Malaysia since 2011.

Police began tracking his movements since December last year, monitoring his activities and contacts, the source said.

He had used a fake passport to enter Malaysia.

The source said the man had been planning various attacks on foreign soil but Malaysia was not a target.

Police would wait for extradition requests from other countries before deporting the suspect.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Zinin confirmed the arrest.

“We will continue to work with foreign agencies to prevent attacks in the region as well as globally,” he said.

It is learnt that the arrests in Chennai began with a Sri Lankan national on April 29 following a coordinated operation involving various countries, including Malaysia.

The Sri Lankan is suspected of trying to recruit people for terror activities. He had previous arrests in Bangkok and Singapore, a source said.

A day later, two of his accomplices were picked up in Chennai. (The star online)
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  • Ronomono Friday, 16 May 2014 04:16 AM

    a Sri Lankan Al-qaeda???????????????????????????????
    never thought... seems like many more the way the country is going currently...

    HellWelcomes Friday, 16 May 2014 04:51 AM

    No smoke without fire. Only our senas can save us.

    Minan Friday, 16 May 2014 05:05 AM

    Senas are the cause for AL Qaedas

    shane Friday, 16 May 2014 10:39 AM

    Dear SriLankan government please stop supporting Pakistan. Because of this reason only Some Muslim terrorist are using our country as their camps. via DM Android App

    Gnanachora Friday, 16 May 2014 05:21 AM

    Senas invites new quidas and will form new opposing new groups which they too like and wanted

    ravi Friday, 16 May 2014 05:23 AM

    sena's must be happy now.. this is wat they want

    Lal Friday, 16 May 2014 05:37 AM

    Wrong. Al Qaedas are the cause for senas

    malij Friday, 16 May 2014 09:57 AM

    [quote name="Minan"]Senas are the cause for AL Qaedas[/quote]
    It is the other way "Sena's are because of Al Qaeda's".
    It looks like now that the sena's have been telling the truth all along.

    mohan Friday, 16 May 2014 05:47 AM

    Shane ur right if u visit chilwa and puttalam area u could find afghans and pakis all around the area trying to gather poor muslims to their network and cause havoc in srilanka so beware of them they seem to be very kind and spend a lot for the crimes.

    abeysingha Friday, 16 May 2014 10:02 AM

    big thank goes to the sena. if not our country like Iraq ,Syria, Egypt or Thailand

    Laminate Friday, 16 May 2014 05:53 AM

    Wait and see, how senas corrupt the country soon.....

    herbert karunaratne Friday, 16 May 2014 06:02 AM

    How come, Minan? I think that senas are the ' result ' rather than the ' cause'.

    sobers Friday, 16 May 2014 06:07 AM

    100% correct.

    Izmy Friday, 16 May 2014 05:43 PM

    Who is to be blamed for all this definitly few islamic org who force muslims to follow a life as they want from food to what we should dress. Even schools are not spared. They are of the opinion they are the representatives of god. Why in this cyber world we fall to their prey when we do our duties to god as in the quran and the sunnah. Theire only intention is by any means earn money and the rate for a sermön is in thousands and they live a luxury life.

    raj Friday, 16 May 2014 06:13 AM

    [quote name="Minan"]Senas are the cause for AL Qaedas[/quote]

    AL Qaedas were here way before the Senas.

    raj Friday, 16 May 2014 06:14 AM

    [quote name="shane "]Dear SriLankan government please stop supporting Pakistan. Because of this reason only Some Muslim terrorist are using our country as their camps. via DM Android App[/quote]

    Including China

    Iresh Piyatilleke Saturday, 17 May 2014 10:40 AM

    Don't try to take the sympathy by putting up wonderful words. We know how good you guys are at that.

    firoz Friday, 16 May 2014 10:45 AM

    Dear Shane

    Without Pakistani military assistance the government would still be fighting the LTTE.

    Ragu Friday, 16 May 2014 10:52 AM

    Time to end the honeymoon with Pakistan and also China.
    Dont play with Modi.

    suren Friday, 16 May 2014 01:40 PM

    this is definitely not going to publish in comments,so let me frank in my opinion.daily mirror editor was biased from the beginning ,regarding bodu bala sena ,ignorant bunch hardly write an article on reasons for emergence of bodu bala sena etc ,but publish articles day and night to tarnish the image of Buddhist priests , we know very well you are working for the market share of English speaking Tamil and Muslim majority,who indeed have become the majority of daily mirror users,I hate these pseudo Buddhists like thisaranee (how ironic her name is thisaranee means follower of noble triple gems of Budhdha) who have certain knowledge to be in the market with affluent ,while bashing average Sinhalese person for talking to safeguard Buddhism,History will teach you a lesson for sure,but at least read some articles from icons like kuldip Nayar to learn as how to write impartial ,yet interesting articles

    Yuri Friday, 16 May 2014 06:59 AM

    Is ke from Kathankudi

    Rohan Friday, 16 May 2014 01:12 PM

    There were information about foreign extremist activities reported in Sri Lanka in recent past. And there were reports of practicing Sharia Law in eastern Ari Lanka by some elements. And those reports and information are parallel to some Srilankan Muslim women started to where full hijab. If Srilankan government does not take actions we will face dark days soon in Ari Lanka. via DM Android App


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