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Thursday, 23 July 2015 - 21:24
"We were aware of Galewela former Principal who became an IS member"
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All Ceylon Jamaiyyathul Ulama says that they knew the former Principal of Galewela area who is said to be the first Sri Lankan to join the IS militants and die in battle.

However, the association further stated that they learnt the information regarding his connection to the IS organization and his death through the media reports.

The association convened a media briefing in Colombo today to express their stance regarding the matter.

10 Muslim organizations including Sri Lanka Muslim Council, International Islamic Relief Organization, World Assembly of Muslim Youth, All Ceylon Young Men’s Muslim Association as well as All Ceylon Thowheedh Jama’ath organization have reached an agreement during the convention held yesterday that they would not allow such an incident to take place in future.

Meanwhile, opinions were expressed regarding this matter during the media briefing held to inform cabinet decisions today.

Army media spokesman Brigadier Jayanaath Jayaweera stated that people should not be anxious concerning the national security of the country.

 

Cabinet Spokesman Minister Rajitha Senarathna said that, the Prime Minister has instructed the security authorities to arrest the family members of this late IS member, and question them to find out whether they also have any connections to the militants and provide a report.

The minister also said that the prime minister informed about this to the security officials at the cabinet briefing yesterday.







 

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