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#Breaking: At least 160 killed and hundreds more injured in coordinated #Islamic suicide bomb attacks. Six serial explosions rocked Catholic Churches, 5 stars hotels in #SriLanka as Christians began Easter Sunday celebrations. #lka #CVE
1/1 Thowheed Jamaath is already a cancer in #TamilNadu. They have strong influence in Vellore, Ambur, Vaniyambadi & Gudiyatham; Keezhakarai, Nagapattinam, Ramanathapuram areas. Their branches in UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Malaysia, UK, France, USA, and Australia #CVE
1/2 #UPDATE The seventh attack hit a hotel in the southern Colombo suburb of Dehiwala, after a string of explosions at churches and hotels in #SriLanka's capital. #lka #CVE
1/3 #BREAKING Eighth blast hits Sri Lankan capital, Colombo, police say #lka #CVE #Srilanka
1/4 Former embattled president,#Tamil #genocide, war criminal accused Rajapaksa & Gotabaya’s Pakistan’s ISI connection angle should also be investigated. #EasterSunday #CVE #lka
1/5 #UPDATE One Chinese national confirmed dead in #SriLanka #EasterSunday blasts, bringing death toll to 188, with over 450 people injured. #lka #CVE
1/6 #Breaking: 7suspects arrested in connection with coordinated #EasterSunday bombings in Colombo, Negombo & Batticaloa. Govt has now confirmed most of the blasts were suicide bomb attacks most probably carried out by one group-State Minister for Defense.@RWijewardene #lka #CVE
1/7 Reports now confirm that only one #EasterSunday bomb blasted in Dematagoda. Second noise of an explosion was when fire was opened at the apartment in Dematagoda. #CVE #lka
1/8 Sri Lanka’s STF and CID currently carrying out operations in Dematagoda. Three suspects in connection with attacks were arrested. One had later managed to escape. Special operations still underway in the area. #CVE #lka
1/9 Three police officers - one SI and two constables killed during a raid in Dematagoda to arrest suspects behind #EasterSunday bombings in Sri Lanka, Defense Secretary said. #lka #CVE
1/10 US doesn’t need Sri Lanka base anymore. The #EasterSunday bombing investigation should focus on rivalry between RAW ISI and MSS of China. Interestingly all three of them wants war crimes rained Rajapaksa govt back in #lka #CVE
1/11 Death toll from the multiple #EasterSaturday blasts in #SriLanka rises to 207 while over 450 have been injured - #lka hospital sources #CVE
1/11 #Update: 35 foreigners among the victims of the #EasterSunday bomb blasts in .#SriLanka.
Among the victims are nationals of: #USA, #Denmark, #China, #Japan, #Pakistan, #Morocco, #India and #Bangladesh - National Hospital Spokesperson. #lka #CVE
1/12 State Minister Defense .@RWijewardene requests media not to publicize names of #EasterSunday bomb attackers. He warned other extremist groups could exploit situation & create tension between communities: "Don't give extremists a voice. Don't help to make them martyrs" #CVE
1/13 Mohamed Azzam Mohamed, the suicide buffet bomber waited patiently in a queue for the #EasterSunday breakfast buffet at #SriLanka’s Cinnamon Grand hotel before setting off explosives strapped to his back. Mohamed blew up himself with 35 others. #lka #CVE photo by .@malkoff
1/14 The Eiffel Tower, Paris, France lights switched off to pay tribute to the victims of the #EasterSunday bombing that killed 290 and wounded 500 people in #SriLanka

#lka #CVE
1/15 The Toronto sign in Canada has been dimmed in solidarity with Sri Lanka following the #EasterSunday bombing that killed 290 and wounded 500 people in #SriLanka

#lka #CVE
1/16 #update Thirteen people have been arrested so far in connection with the #EasterSunday bombing #Srilanka police say. However, authorities have not yet released details on those held. #lka #CVE
#Breaking: as I predicted the Sri Lankan President Sirisena playing the deadly dirty game with war crime tainted Rajapaksa.

Prime Minister Wickremesinghe says he wasn't kept informed following this April 11 national alert that an Islamist group was planning major terror attacks
1/18 One of the Main #EasterSunday Suicide Bomber in #Srilanka and believed to be the mastermind Zahran Hashim ( educated from Jamiathul Falah Madrasa but not a Moulavi) #lka #CVE
1/19 Zahran Hashim is from Kathankudy in Batticaloa District Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. He has a history of trouble making and CID is well aware of his history. His brother is also a Moulavi Zainee Hashim. Zahran comes from a poor family background.
1/20 He was studying to become Islamic scholar at Jamiathul Falah Madrasa in Kathankudy - 4. It is a Thabliq Jamath Madarsaa and on his last stage of learning the teachings, he started to find fault with the teachings of that Madrasa against his masters or Usthadh.
1/21 He used to debate with them and tried to divert the mindset of other students. However due to his strange attitude and going against their teachings they expelled him from Jamiathul Falah Madrasa.
1/22 After he left from that Madrasa, he started his own teachings and preachings to the youngsters in his village. His preachings are against the Thabliq and Hubhu also known as tariqa teachings. He is a very talented guy and very fluent in Arabic...
1/23 So he got the attraction of youngsters in that area. He was promoting Taweedh teachings but due to his extreme view beyond Taweedh groups such as Sri Lanka Taweedh Jamath ( SLTJ) and Indian Tawheed Jamath. He started a new group known as National Tawheed Jamath...
1/24 assumed to be another office situated in Ethala. His new group received attraction from the villagers and his followers or members of the group decided to build a mosque for them. They collected money and bought a land. It was started as a wooden hut but later...
1/25 it was built properly ( at that time Zahran stationed outside Sri Lanka) and now it is known as Tharul Athar Athaviya at New Kattankudy- 03 Once he had an open debate discussion about 3 years ago against Dr Ashraff local person but attached to Al Ashar University in Egypt
1/26 This meeting was happened near the Abdur Rauf Mosque at Aliyaar junction. It started at 3 pm but ended at 1 am. Zahran Hashim won the debate in front of a considerable amount of crowd inside that village...
1/27 Zahran was very popular for his speaking style;People do watch his speech. There is a Thakiya mosque known as Baduriya Mosque in Kattankudy-6 for the followers Thariqa teachings & which was headed by Abdur Rauf Misbahi. Their practicing methods was heavily attacked by Zahran
1/28 About 3 years ago he purposely had a stage meeting right in front of that Baduriya Mosque He expected that the followers of that mosque will attack them and he brought swords and clubs which was hidden on stage prior to the meeting.
1/29 As expected a clash started and he fought with people and injuried a few people. CCTV Evidence proved the villagers that he prepared to make this damage.

Affected Villagers lodged a complaint against him at the Kathankudy Police station...
1/30 police started to search for him but he was on the run. Parents were taken few times to police to get the information about Zahran's whereabouts. It happened 3 years ago and he was 39 years old.

Villagers believed that he fled to Maldives at that time and never returned..
1/31 He was operating from there through social media and wrote news about ISIS operation in #Syria and other parts of the world. He writes constant updates about #ISIS news in Syria and he writes in #Tamil Language...
1/32 He also sends video messages of his talk through social media. The photos which are currently circulating in news media are old photos of him according to the villagers views. They have no proper confirmation that he fled to Maldives but that was the talk in the village...
1/33 According to the information I gathered, his story is well known in the region of Kathankudy and his interest on Extemism is also well known fact. Since he has openly promoted his video speech and news article related to extremism through social media...
1/34 it is obvious that our inteligence is well aware of his moves and activities. Now it's the responsibility of the law enforcement to answer why he was able to do such atrocities by blindfolding the Inteligence units or were they helpless to track him down? #lka #CVE
1/35 US .@StateDept says terrorist groups "continue plotting possible attacks in #SriLanka," and that they could strike tourist sites "with little or no warning." Urges travelers to exercise increased caution -- level 2 on a 4-point scale #CVE #lka
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