Sri Lanka Police Searching For 140 With ISIS Links, Says President Maithripala Sirisena - TNBC USA

On Friday, Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said that police are searching for 140 suspects believed to have connected with ISIS outfit over the Easter Sunday’s suicide bomber attacks on hotels and churches, which took lives of around 310 people.

President Sirisena further told the source that some country’s youth had been involved with the extremist outfit since 2013, and the Police and Defence Chiefs hadn’t shared information with him about the expected attacks in Sri Lanka.

He also blamed the Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s government for weakening the intelligence system by totally focusing on the prosecution of the Military Officers, accused of war crimes during a decade-long Civil War with Tamil separatists, which ended only 10-years ago.

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