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::

* India's Kerala coast on high alert after reports of an ISIS boat setting off from Sri Lanka
Sun, May 26, 2019, 11:38 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

May 26, Thiruvananthapuram: Authorities in coastal areas of Kerala have been put on high alert after an intelligence report said 15 Islamic State terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka for the Lakshadweep islands on boats, police sources said Saturday, PTI reported.

Coastal police stations and police chiefs have been alerted about suspicious vessels.

The sources said, though, such alerts are "usual practice", this time they have a specific information about the number of terrorists.

The coastal police department said it has been on alert since May 23 after the intelligence input came from Sri Lanka.

"We have been on alert since the Sri Lankan attack. We have alerted fishing vessel owners and others venturing into the sea to be cautious," a coastal police department official told PTI.

After the serial bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, Kerala was put on alert, especially after NIA investigations revealed that IS operatives had planned attacks in the state.

Intelligence agencies believe that a considerable number of people from Kerala still have ties to the IS.

The IS claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday multiple bomb blasts in Sri Lanka that killed over 250 people.

 

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Police arrest 12 persons attempting to illegally migrate via sea
-- [5 hours ago]
JVP to announce 'Candidate of people's anticipation' today
-- [7 hours ago]
Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka's Co-Operative Insurance at 'BBB+(lka)'; Outlook Stable
-- [7 hours ago]
Investigation into dumping 890 metric tons of potatoes during the 52-day unconstitutional government
-- [7 hours ago]
Massive development of the Northern Province in the last three years
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka to rehabilitate mangrove lands used for aquaculture and salterns
-- [8 hours ago]
CID seeks public support to apprehend a suspect
Construction of Sri Lanka Korea National Vocational Training Institute completed
PM says young people should be given priority to change the political system
Will not allow the country's economy to collapse, PM vows

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.