Sri Lankan minister says attacks were ‘retaliation for Christchurch’ massacre
"....COLOMBO: An initial probe into the deadly suicide bomb attacks, which killed 321 people and injured about 500 others, shows it was “retaliation for Christchurch,” the country’s deputy defense minister said earlier Tuesday.
“The preliminary investigations have revealed that what happened in Sri Lanka (on Sunday) was in retaliation for the attack against Muslims in Christchurch,” state minister of defence Ruwan Wijewardene told parliament.
Fifty people were killed in shooting attacks on two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch on March 15.
Wijewardene said investigations showed that a local group called National Thowheeth Jamaath (NTJ) was behind the attack and was linked to a little-known radical Islamist group in India.
“This National Thowheeth Jamaath group which carried out the attacks had close links with JMI it has now been revealed,” Wijewardene told parliament, in an apparent reference to a group known as Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen India....