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WikiLeaks: No Concrete Signs “Jihadis” Are Gaining Ground In Sri Lanka – G8 Ambassadors In SL

By Colombo Telegraph

“There was general agreement that the possibility of increased radicalization of the Muslim population in Sri Lanka, especially on the east coast, exists given that the community is marginalized in many ways and has suffered during the twenty-five years of fighting between the government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). That said, there was also general agreement that there are no concrete signs that “jihadis” are gaining ground in any systematic way and that the government tended to overplay the possibility in the knowledge that it is an issue more likely to catch the eye of G8 after 9/11.” the US Embassy Colombo informed Washington.

The Colombo Telegraph found the related leaked cable from the WikiLeaks database. The cable discusses the “Ideological radicalization” in Sri Lanka. The cable is classified as “CONFIDENTIAL” and written on April 09, 2006. The cable is signed by the US Ambassador to Colombo Jeffrey J. Lunstead.

The ambassador wrote; “DCM attended an April 12 local G8 CTAG meeting chaired by the Russian Ambassador. Japan, Italy, Canada, Germany, Switzerland and France also participated.”

“All agreed, however, on the wisdom of remaining engaged with the Muslim community in Sri Lanka in order to promote moderation and to encourage Muslim participation in seeking solutions to longstanding ethnic strife. Beyond that, the meeting participants used the occasion to compare notes on various G8 members’ efforts to monitor LTTE fundraising and other activities in their respective countries.” the ambassador further wrote.

Read the cable below for further details;

VZCZCXYZ0015
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHLM #0656 1141007
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 241007Z APR 06
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3192
INFO RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 0088
C O N F I D E N T I A L COLOMBO 000656 

SIPDIS 

SIPDIS 

DEPT FOR S/CT SANDAGE/ROSAND 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/24/2016
TAGS: PTER CE
SUBJECT: LOCAL G8 COUNTER-TERRORISM ACTION GROUP ON
"IDEOLOGICAL RADICALIZATION" 

REF: STATE 58471 

Classified By: DCM James F. Entwistle for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 

(C)  DCM attended an April 12 local G8 CTAG meeting chaired
by the Russian Ambassador.  Japan, Italy, Canada, Germany,
Switzerland and France also participated.  There was
general agreement that the possibility of increased
radicalization of the Muslim population in Sri Lanka,
especially on the east coast, exists given that the
community is marginalized in many ways and has suffered
during the twenty-five years of fighting between the
government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam
(LTTE).  That said, there was also general agreement
that there are no concrete signs that "jihadis"
are gaining ground in any systematic way and that
the government tended to overplay the possibility
in the knowledge that it is an issue more likely to
catch the eye of G8 after 9/11.  All agreed,
however, on the wisdom of remaining engaged with the Muslim
community in Sri Lanka in order to promote moderation and
to encourage Muslim participation in seeking solutions to
longstanding ethnic strife.   Beyond that, the meeting
participants used the occasion to compare notes on various
G8 members' efforts to monitor LTTE fundraising and other
activities in their respective countries.
LUNSTEAD
Related posts;

WikiLeaks: There Is Little To Suggest Sri Lanka’s Muslim Population Harbors Extremists – US

WikiLeaks: Muslim Militancy In Sri Lanka – Four Groups Based In Colombo – Former US Intelligence Officer

WikiLeaks: Political Islam In Sri Lanka And The Maldives

WikiLeaks: A Growing Wahhabi Presence In Eastern Province – Muslim Leaders

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    Mahinda raja paksa requested Pakistan ISI intelegent unit to supply a groupe of wahabi thaliban to attak American interest all around the island and blame Sri lankan Muslims. Which will give him to genocidew eastern province Muslims and colonize Muslim paddy as well as sea land.

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