More Sri Lankans have joined ISIS in Syria

160103100940_isis_640x360_afp_nocreditAt least 36 Sri Lankans have gone to Syria and a few of them gave joined the Islamic State In Syria also known as ISIS.

Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachi told the BBC Sinhala service that information has come to light that several Sri Lankans have secretly gone to Syria with their families.

He says of those who have gone, a few have joined ISIS. The Defence Secretary says it is still not clear when these Sri Lankans had joined the terrorist group.

However the police say they are unaware of reports that more Sri Lankans had joined ISIS.

The last known occasion of a Sri Lankan joining ISIS emerged in July last year. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. The goverment should ban all the foreign muslim organisation in Srilanka,because they teach extremism. If the goverment doesn’t take any actions towards the activities of these extreme elements ,more and more muslims will join ISIS.


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