Sri Lanka is ready to join the global fight against the Islamic State (IS), Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said today.
He noted the statement made by IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a new video warning of attacks around the world.
Wickremesinghe said that Sri Lanka will share intelligence information and expertise with the international community to face the threat from IS.
The Prime Minister also said that key information has come to light related to the Easter Sunday bombings carried out by a group linked to IS.
He said that several arrests have already been made and more was expected over the deadly suicide attacks in Colombo and outside Colombo.
The Prime Minister also praised Sri Lanka’s intelligence service saying they helped arrest several suspects linked to the bombers. (Colombo Gazette)