The Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium (TRAC) has classified Sri Lanka’s Bodu Bala Sena as a ‘terrorist organization’.
When Colombo Telegraph asked why the TRAC profiled the BBS as a terrorist organization, the TRAC said; “their actions resemble acts of terror against soft targets as well as infrastructure that symbolises Muslim and Christian religions. Their acts indicate a willingness to engage in violent acts as to further their cause.”
“You must keep in mind that TRAC’s classifications are based on indicators, such as extreme intolerance, using intimidation and violence as to spread a message of fear amongst opponents as well as propaganda statements based on the spread of an uncompromising stance towards opposing groups or governments. We do not list groups on the principle of legality, but the analysis of activities and statements.” the TRAC further said.
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