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Govt. hiding report on ISIS threat: BBS

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Two foreign countries had warned the State intelligence of spreading Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorism in Sri Lanka, the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera said today.

“It is disappointing to hear that the government had to wait until foreign countries alert them. We have alerted the government several times and warned the intelligence services over an ISIS attack in this country within a year,” he said.

“The two foreign countries have already raised alarm on ISIS threat. Now only our intelligence service says yes. They have taken a long time to figure out the threat,” the Thera said.

“The things we had exposed to the people and the government have now come to the light,” he said.

Speaking at the media briefing the Chief Executive Officer of the BBS Dilantha Withanage said according to a report, the ISIS threat was vastly spreading in the areas of Dehiwela, Kurunegala, Kolonnawa and Kandy.

“As an organization, we demand the government to release the details of the report to Parliament and to the people,” he said.

“We suspect the government is hiding this report to prevent communal conflicts in the country,” the prelate further said. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

Video by Chaturanga Pradeep

  Comments - 9

  • Sapu Tuesday, 29 December 2015 08:29 PM

    Why should the State Intelligence make any report public? Its easier to track them in secret

    Lanka Tuesday, 29 December 2015 08:53 PM

    Not only Sri Lanka, all countries now facing Islamic terrorism threat.

    Sand some Tuesday, 29 December 2015 09:06 PM

    Do not worry, willngive you yamapalana

    Sene Tuesday, 29 December 2015 09:57 PM

    Deal with the fact that Gota is no more to give you every single Intelligence report

    Muslim Wednesday, 30 December 2015 04:03 AM

    There is no such Islamic Terrorism. Any one involved in the act of terrorism not belong to Islam

    Sri Lankan Wednesday, 30 December 2015 04:27 AM

    Whether BBS or ISIS All Sri Lankans against any kind of extremism. please Stop dividing this nation again

    Yanun Wednesday, 30 December 2015 12:49 PM

    Yes exactly

    GK Wednesday, 30 December 2015 02:04 PM

    absolutely correct, lets stop all extremism. whether BBS or LTTE or ISIS. We all sri lankans against it.

    sobers Wednesday, 30 December 2015 05:04 PM

    ISIS, has to be checked, In this case BBS may be correct. Our intelligence units are capable to detect them.


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