Wed, 29 Mar 2023 Today's Paper

SL takes Al-Qaeda threat seriously

4 September 2014 05:08 pm - 23     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Following al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri’s announcement of the formation of an Indian branch of his global armed group, Sri Lanka said it was taking the al-Qaeda threat ‘very seriously’ and would review its visa restrictions to prevent extremists entering the island, the AFP said.

India placed several states on high alert on Thursday (Sept 4) after al-Qaeda launched a new branch to "wage jihad" in South Asia, seeking to invigorate its waning extremist movement.

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri said on Wednesday the new operation would take the fight to Myanmar, Bangladesh and India, which has a large but traditionally moderate Muslim population.

  Comments - 23

  • warren Monday, 08 September 2014 03:23 AM

    Fazel lets think as Sri Lankans and not as minorities if do not brake the law that is it

    motta Sunday, 07 September 2014 08:28 AM

    Al-Qaeda cancer spreding all over the world, it should be destroyed before reach our country

    malij Saturday, 06 September 2014 03:49 AM

    High time we eliminate the raving lunatics from our country. Most of all, certain politicians who fan the flames and encourage such rabid dogs have to be got rid of.
    Remember Afghanistan, Malaysia, Indonesia and even Maldives were predominant Buddhist countries, till the Moghal and other invaders changed that by forced conversions under the threat of torture and death. Remember what they did to Bahimian statues in Afghanistan and the threat to blow up Borobudhur temples.
    An eye for eye, if that is what they want.

    Sangaralinghamw Saturday, 06 September 2014 03:03 AM

    Good sensible government for common man woman and child the rest will fit in place.u

    HJSP Saturday, 06 September 2014 01:25 AM

    MR want another six years to do this.

    dhamarapalad Friday, 05 September 2014 10:33 PM

    srilanka is ready for everything

    TripleX Friday, 05 September 2014 10:25 PM

    How is the Govt going to do it!?

    asoka Friday, 05 September 2014 06:35 PM

    aney...we need al qaeda...

    Silpa Friday, 05 September 2014 05:34 PM

    Agreed with all of you.Gomernment of Sri-Lanka has proved it can stand firmly and has bolls.

    Banda Friday, 05 September 2014 05:00 PM

    You sound a dedicated jihadi

    R.R.Rohan Friday, 05 September 2014 04:05 AM

    good move, prevention is better than cure.

    Izmy Friday, 05 September 2014 04:27 PM

    A close tab on Lankans too who often go on religious missions abroad too could stop these terrorists from opening branches here secretly.

    mel Friday, 05 September 2014 01:05 PM

    Koheda yanne... Malle pol...

    Mason Friday, 05 September 2014 12:52 PM

    You better do.

    Ahamed Rifadh Friday, 05 September 2014 12:29 PM

    Very good. Of course government should be really concerned. We do not want those foolish people in our country.

    Lankanath Friday, 05 September 2014 12:13 PM

    Very Good Move

    fazel Friday, 05 September 2014 10:13 AM

    Good chance to crush minority in some way to say terrorist.

    alex Friday, 05 September 2014 08:05 AM

    more ammunition for BBS

    Suq Madique Friday, 05 September 2014 07:37 AM

    Absolutely. That is why the Army is still stationed in the North to thwart any attempt by the LTTE rump to re-group

    kithudugama Friday, 05 September 2014 04:13 AM

    they may be already here ! God knows.

    Ammaa Friday, 05 September 2014 04:08 AM

    Yes it is serious, government should do the best, everybody want peace, not terrorist need mercy this is terrorist

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Import of South Indian eggs: Sri Lanka walks on Indian eggshells

With the increase in egg prices the government decided to import eggs to regu

Wokeism: Is it destructive, or are you afraid of change? A response

In order to critically discuss a movement, we must first understand its etymo

Defeat in Ananthapuram Battle denoted the LTTE’s end

Many battles were fought during the long war between the Sri Lankan armed for

Wokeism: A Weapon of Mass Destruction?

When can one say they’ve had enough of being in a state of ‘wokeness’ a