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  • Says his revelation  made in 2017 that 32 Lankans joined Islamic terrorist group ‘ISIS’ was ignored by relevant authorities

 

By Kelum Bandara 

Commenting on the spate of coordinated bombings that took place last Sunday, MP Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe said he revealed in 2017 that 32 Sri Lankan nationals had joined the Islamic terrorist group ‘ISIS’ but his warnings were ignored by the government ministers at that time. 

 

 

  • Says his revelation  made in 2017 that 32 Lankans joined Islamic terrorist group ‘ISIS’ was ignored by relevant authorities

 

He told Daily Mirror that several ministers including Dr. Rajitha Senaratne and Mangala Samaraweera vehemently condemned his revelation instead of pursuing action on it for national safety. He also said government MP Mujibur Rahman launched a scathing attack on him over the revelation. 


“What I revealed then is proven true today. Some ministers went to the extent of humiliating me. I was called a fruit bearer to Mahanayake Theras. Minister Senaratne called for a press conference to deny what I revealed,” he said. 


He said he blocked the enactment of the Counter-Terrorism Bill from 


the beginning. “I was confronted by Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama and Prime Minister’s Advisor Charita Ratwatte for opposing it. 
I was asked by Mr. Ratwatte as to why I was opposed to the replication of the British counter-terrorism law. I told him Sri  Lanka was no longer a British colony,” he said.  

 

 

  • Says he was called a fruit bearer to Mahanayake Theras 

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