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* Sri Lankan PM orders police to investigate into ISIS member's family
Thu, Jul 23, 2015, 11:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 23, Colombo: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has ordered the police to interrogate the family members of the Sri Lankan IS militant, who died in Syria during a battle and submit a report.

The Prime Minister wanted the police to question the family members of Sharfaz Shuraih Muhsin, the principal of an international school and a karate instructor, to find out how the Sri Lankan joined the ISIS organization and whether there were others.

Muhsin, known in the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as Abu Shureih Seylani, had been killed in an air raid in Syria on July 12.

Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senaratne told media on Thursday that the Prime Minister at the cabinet briefing yesterday has instructed the security authorities to arrest the family members of the slain IS member, and question them to find out whether they also have any connections to the militants and whether he was a part of a Jihadi network in Sri Lanka.

The Inspector General of Police has also instructed Central Province Police authorities to conduct investigations into the slain ISIS militant.

The cabinet spokesman added that while the government has the duty to inquire, there is no perceivable threat to the country from the ISIS or any Jihadi group.

According to a report in New Indian Express, the 37 year old Muhsin, a graduate in Sharia law from a university in Pakistan had left home saying that he was going to Turkey to do relief work among war refugees. The immediate family did not suspect any interest in joining the combat units of the ISIS as he had a background of doing humanitarian work in Sri Lanka. He had done relief work after the December 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile, the All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama, a Muslim association in Sri Lanka at a media briefing convened in Colombo today said that 10 Muslim organizations have reached an agreement during a convention held yesterday that they would not allow such an incident to take place in future.


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