Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* INTERPOL deploying a team to Sri Lanka to assist investigations into bomb attacks
Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 09:23 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, Colombo: International police organization, INTERPOL is deploying a team to Sri Lanka to assist the national authorities investigating the series of bomb attacks at churches and hotels which left nearly 300 dead and some 500 injured.

Checks are already being made against the Organization's Stolen and Lost Travel Documents and nominal databases in order to identify potential investigative leads and international connections, INTERPOL said in a statement Monday.

Deployed at the request of the Sri Lankan authorities, the Incident Response Team (IRT) will include specialists with expertise in crime scene examination, explosives, counter-terrorism, disaster victim identification and analysis.

If required, additional expertise in digital forensics, biometrics, as well as photo and video analysis will also be added to the team on the ground.

"As the Sri Lankan authorities investigate these horrific attacks, INTERPOL will continue to provide whatever support is necessary," said INTERPOL Secretary General Jürgen Stock.

"Information to help identify individuals linked to these attacks could come from anywhere in the world, which is where INTERPOL's global network and databases can prove vital, especially for officers on the ground.

"The families and friends of the victims of these bombings, as with every terrorist attack, require and deserve the full support of the global law enforcement community," concluded the INTERPOL Chief.

In addition to the IRT, support is also being provided through the 24-hour Command and Coordination Centre (CCC) at INTERPOL's General Secretariat headquarters in Lyon, France, as well as in Singapore and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

To assist with the identification of foreign nationals among the victims, the CCC can also act as a liaison to the INTERPOL National Central Bureaus of the involved countries to ensure any data is exchanged as quickly as possible.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Aitken Spence records 13.8% year-on-year growth in PBT
-- [30 minutes ago]
Expolanka Airline Division rebrands as part of expansion plans
-- [1 hour and 4 minutes ago]
ICCA extends support for Sri Lanka's MICE revival
-- [1 hour and 28 minutes ago]
Colombo Port's container volume increases by 9 percent in April 2019
CID requests people to come forward with any complaints against arrested OB-GYN doctor
Boosa Prison security strengthened as high-profile inmates transferred to the prison
Sri Lanka state-owned reinsurer extends insurance cover for tourists up to Rs. 100 million
Sri Lanka Navy arrests two persons with over 126 kg of Kerala cannabis
Rs.25 million from the Colombo Municipal Council to renovate St. Anthony's Shrine
Sri Lanka Navy arrests 41 illegal migrants bound for Australia

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.