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Sri Lanka launches probe into alleged ISIS links of youngsters arrested in India

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By: Vibhuti Pathak

Sri Lanka’s State Intelligence has initiated an urgent investigation into four Sri Lankan individuals suspected of being linked to ISIS, following their recent arrest by Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) at Ahmedabad Airport in India. The suspects had travelled from Colombo to Indian city Chennai before heading to Ahmedabad.

According to senior defence officials, Sri Lankan intelligence has requested detailed information from Indian authorities to verify the suspects’ backgrounds and their potential connections to ISIS. “We are working in close coordination with our Indian counterparts to ensure that all necessary measures are taken to address any potential threat,” stated Public Security Minister Tiran Alles.

Minister Tiran Alles and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Deshabandu Tennakoon emphasised that Sri Lankan authorities are closely monitoring the situation. “We are taking these reports seriously and will initiate discussions with Indian authorities to gather detailed information about the suspects and their activities,” added IGP Tennakoon.

The Gujarat ATS has reportedly taken the suspects to an undisclosed location for further questioning. The exact motive behind their presence at Ahmedabad Airport remains unclear.

Sri Lankan authorities are on high alert as they await additional details from Indian intelligence to proceed with their investigation.

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