24
Saturday
August 2019
5:44 AM IST
News Headlines
I find nets claustrophobic, prefer centre wicket for match simulation: Kohli        Rahane's 81 only saving grace in India 203 for 6 on day 1        No more dessert names, Google to officially call new OS 'Android 10'        Sensex, Nifty rebound on hopes of FPI tax rollback        Despite tensions, Pak stands ready to open Kartarpur Corridor: Qureshi        Two Govt hospitals in Pak deny specialised ambulance facility to Sharif        UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'        INX Media: SC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in ED case; no relief in CBI matter        Always said demonising Modi wrong: Singhvi        Alert in Tamil Nadu after intel of Lashkar terrorists' intrusion        FM proposes measures to enhance fund flows for infra, housing projs        FATF Asia-Pacific Group puts Pakistan in terror 'blacklist': Officials        Vivek Oberoi to star in film on Balakot air strikes        It's better to get hit early and hard: Kohli on bouncers        Messi 'made me better player', says Ronaldo        Nirav Modi to appear via videolink for remand hearing in UK        Rupee slips 17 paise to 71.72 vs USD in early trade        US seeking balancing act in South Asia over Kashmir: Report        Pro-growth RBI minutes to cap yields; revives expectations for further policy easing        N Korea dismisses nuclear talks if US 'hostile military moves' continue        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
International News
Won''t runaway, won''t be intimidated, won''t resign till I crush terrorism: President Sirisena
 
Colombo: Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Saturday said he won''t step down and leave or be intimidated in crushing the terrorism from the country and those responsible for the April 21 bomb blasts, in which over 250 people were killed, would be brought to justice. Speaking at a public event in the eastern district of Ampara, he also said that after receiving the interim report on the lapses by the officials that led to the Easter Sunday blasts, he suspended the police chief and also replaced the Secreatry to the Defence Ministry.

Over 250 people, including 44 foreigners 10 of whom were Indians, were killed and 500 others injured in the blasts in three churches and as many hotels on April 21. The Islamic State terror group claimed the attacks, but the government blamed local Islamist extremist group National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ). Sri Lanka banned the NTJ and arrested over 100 people in connection with the blasts. A state of emergency was imposed in the country since the attacks and sweeping powers were given to soldiers and police to arrest and detain suspects for long periods.

"I won''t resign, I won''t go home or be intimidated, I will not rest until I crush terrorism," he said addressing a public event in the eastern district of Ampara today. Attacking the Opposition deamding his resignation following the blasts, Sirisena said almost all European capitals were attacked by the ISIS terrorists but "people in those countries never asked their leaders to step down or resign." Sirisena came under sharp criticism for failing to prevent the terror attack by the NJT as the Minister of Defense and the Commander-in-Chief of the defence forces, despite receiving tip-off from Indian intelligence agencies.

The lapse was also blamed on the power struggle within the government where Sirisena and prime minister Ranil Wickremesinghe do not see eye to eye. Sirisena said that the security forces have almost crushed the threat from the Jihadists and asked the people to carry out their normal business. The President said he effected a revamp of the security establishment after the attacks and appointed a new secretary to the defense ministry in addition to suspending the police chief. The Committee, headed by a Supreme Court judge, is expected to submit a report next week, to fix the alleged negligence by the officials.


Despite tensions, Pak stands ready to open Kartarpur Corridor: Qureshi
Two Govt hospitals in Pak deny specialised ambulance facility to Sharif
UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'
US seeking balancing act in South Asia over Kashmir: Report
Pro-growth RBI minutes to cap yields; revives expectations for further policy easing
N Korea dismisses nuclear talks if US 'hostile military moves' continue
President Trump to discuss Kashmir with PM Modi at G7 summit in France
Pakistan submits compliance report to FATF
Aus to join US in Gulf maritime security mission: PM
Iran says foreign minister Zarif to visit Macron in France
Johnson Brexit letter offers no alternatives to Irish backstop: EU
Pakistan summons India's deputy High Commissioner for 4th time over 'ceasefire violations'
Jaishankar to visit Nepal to participate in Nepal-India Joint Commission
Pak Army chief Gen Bajwa gets 3-year extension; 'regional security environment' cited
Hong Kong protesters rally to show 'peaceful' credentials after chaos
Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos
UK strips Jihadi Jack of his British dual nationality: Reports
Modi arrives in Bhutan on two-day visit
Hong Kong protest tensions heat up in Australia
Separatists vacate key offices in Yemen's Aden: Minister
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Vivek Oberoi to star in film on Balakot air strikes
 Mumbai: After portraying Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a biopic, Vivek Oberoi says he is set to pr  
Chris Pine to star in film about Richard Nixon lawyer John Dean
Amitabh Bachchan is my real life mentor: Chiranjeevi
It's challenging to reinvent constantly: Kriti Kharbanda
KERALA NEWS
Malayalam actor, film crew stranded in Himachal village
 Thiruvananthapuram: A 30-member film crew from Kerala, including award-winning actress Manju Warrier
Ex-Deputy Commandant of AR camp held in connection with constable's death
"More flights to Kerala from Gulf countries during Onam"
Flood in Kerala: CM conducts aerial survey
NATIONAL NEWS
INX Media: SC grants interim protection to Chidambaram in ED case; no relief in CBI matter
 New Delhi: Congress leader and former union finance minister P Chidambaram was on Friday granted pro
Always said demonising Modi wrong: Singhvi
Alert in Tamil Nadu after intel of Lashkar terrorists' intrusion
FATF Asia-Pacific Group puts Pakistan in terror 'blacklist': Officials
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2019 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.