Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* India to extradite a Sri Lankan arrested in Malaysia for planning to attack consulates
Sun, Jun 1, 2014, 07:41 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 01, Mumbai: Indian authorities have a begun the extradition process of a Sri Lankan national arrested in Malaysia for alleged conspiracy to carry out terror attacks on the US and Israeli consulates in South India.

India has approached the France-based international police Interpol to issue a Red Notice on the suspect Mohammad Hossaini, who was arrested by Malaysian police in Kepong near Kuala Lumpur on May 14.

According to the Indian investigators, Hossaini, a suspected operative of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) was a close aide of Mohammed Sakir Hussain, a 37-year-old Sri Lankan national recruited by the ISI. The Tamil Nadu police arrested Hussain on April 29.

The Tamil Nadu police had secured a non-bailable arrest warrant against Hossaini and sent it through the diplomatic channels to Interpol to get a Red Notice issued on him, Press Trust of India reported.

The Tamil Nadu police have asked the Central Bureau of Investigations to start the extradition process of Hossaini.

Hossaini has told the Malaysian police that he had received instructions to assist two men in the attacks on the US and Israeli consulates in Chennai and Bangalore.

Malaysia had informed Indian authorities about the alleged conspiracy being hatched from Sri Lanka to carry out an attack on US and Israeli consulates in Chennai and Bangalore involving the other Sri Lankan Sakir Hussain.

Hussain's activities were monitored by security agencies following his arrival in Chennai from Colombo and the Tamil Nadu police arrested Hussain on April 29 in a coordinated operation involving various countries including Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

He told the interrogators that that he had been hired allegedly by an official in Pakistani High Commission in Colombo to conduct reconnaissance of US Consulate in Chennai and Israeli Consulate in Bangalore.

Hussain ha reportedly told the police that he was instructed to arrange documents for two bombers traveling from Maldives to Chennai, and to oversee their accommodations. Press Attaché at the Pakistani High Commission in Colombo has denied the reports, calling them a malicious media campaign to tarnish the image of Pakistan. Ha has said the story is highly speculative and untrue. Indian authorities have shared the information they received from interrogating Hussain with Malaysian and Sri Lankan authorities leading to the arrest of Hossaini.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
President presents Sri Lanka's next year budget promising relief for all sectors
-- [29 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's 2015 budget focused on long term development - Central Bank Governor
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka joins China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka hires eighth lobbying firm in the US
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lanka business chamber to host seminar on bilateral trade with UK on October 29
-- [9 hours ago]
Counter arguments raised to support Sri Lankan President's eligibility for the third term
-- [9 hours ago]
Three Sri Lankans alleged of spying for Pakistan charged in Indian court
Sri Lanka ruling party secretary launches campaign for prime minister post
Beggars under watch in Sri Lanka after an abducted child was found with a beggar
Snap presidential election is unconstitutional, Sri Lanka Marxist party tells EC

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.