Sri Lankan police raid headquarters of Islamist group National Thawheedh Jamaath

Sri Lankan police raided the headquarters of a hardline Islamist group founded by the suspected ringleader behind the Easter suicide bombings of churches and hotels, a witness said, as Sunday mass was canceled due to fears of further attacks. Armed police in the town of Kattankudy searched the headquarters of the National Thawheedh Jamaath (NTJ)… Read More Sri Lankan police raid headquarters of Islamist group National Thawheedh Jamaath

Sri Lanka bans Islamist groups suspected to be behind Easter Day attacks

Sri Lanka‚Äôs president on Saturday outlawed two Islamist groups suspected to be behind the suicide bombings on churches and hotels while the wife and child of the suspected ringleader were wounded during a military raid in safe house, his family and police said. The National Thawheedh Jamaath (NTJ) and Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim were banned under… Read More Sri Lanka bans Islamist groups suspected to be behind Easter Day attacks