Thursday, 17th June 2021

Prepare for new terrorism phase :Ranil Wickremesinghe

Colombo, Aug 8 (BAN/CD): The Sri Lankan Prime Minister has testified before a parliamentary committee investigating the Islamic State-inspired Easter Sunday bomb attacks saying the country should prepare itself for new types of terrorism, reports Sydney Morning Herald

Ranil Wickremesinghe said his country’s police, investigative agencies and laws had experience with ethnic Tamil separatists – during the civil war – but it must now deal with “a new phase of terrorism.”

Wickremesinghe admitted police knew about some suspects, but the April 21 suicide attacks at three churches and three tourist hotels were the result of the security system failing to track the progression of religious extremists into terrorists, according to SMH

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