Lanka President Vows To "Eradicate Terrorism" Before Presidential Polls

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said the security forces would "eradicate terrorism" and restore stability before a presidential election due for year-end.

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Lanka President Vows To 'Eradicate Terrorism' Before Presidential Polls

Maithripala Sirisena vowed to bring to heel all terrorists linked to the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.


COLOMBO: 

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena said the security forces would "eradicate terrorism" and restore stability before a presidential election due for year-end, vowing to bring to heel all terrorists linked to the Easter Sunday suicide attacks.

"Elections cannot be postponed, therefore before the elections I will bring about stability and I will eradicate terrorism," Sirisena told Reuters in an interview on Saturday.

"We have already identified all active members of the group and it's a case of now arresting them."

The president said there were a further 25 to 30 "active members" linked to the bombings still at large and that he believed Islamic State was behind the April 21 attacks.



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