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

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Parliamentary translator alleged of having links with terrorists to be detained and questioned for 90 days
Tue, May 21, 2019, 10:52 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 21, Colombo: A translator in Sri Lanka parliament arrested for allegedly having close links with the outlawed Islamic terrorist group National Thowheed Jamath will be detained for 90 days for questioning, the police said.

The parliament translator identified as Mohamed Naushad Jalaldeen (42) has allegedly maintained close links with Zahran Hashim, the leader of National Thowheed Jamath and the suicide bomber at Shangri La Hotel in Colombo on April 21.

Naushad, who has served as a translator attached to the Hanzard Department of parliament since 2006, was arrested by a special police team in Kurunegala on the information revealed to the DIG in charge of Kurunegala by a Kurunegala hospital worker who was arrested for having links to the outlawed organization.

The translator was said to be an active member of the proscribed organization and has conducted lectures on Islam extremism in Akurana and Kandy.

The Police have also seized several suspicious equipment from the house of the suspect in Rajagiriya.

Security of the parliament has been tightened following the arrest of the translator.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
'Opposition's blessing for special PSC for National Religious Reconciliation is a victory for the future generation' - Speaker
-- [1 hour and 2 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka takes center stage at the Amsteluxe Luxury Travel Show in Amsterdam
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's first satellite 'Raavana 1' launched into orbit
-- [2 hours ago]
STF arrests 51 with drugs at Facebook party in Balangoda
-- [9 hours ago]
Mihintale SLPP Local council member arrested for assaulting six people
-- [9 hours ago]
National program of establishing 5000 Export Zone Villages to begin today
Sri Lanka urges to place nuclear terrorism high on global agenda at GICNT
Sri Lanka EDB organizes Technical exposure and capacity building program for food & beverage entrepreneurs in Thailand
Sri Lanka sees manufacturing activities recover in May 2019, services sector continues to deteriorate
No plans to halt Battle of Solar Power project - Ministry

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, 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, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.