15 May 2019
Formation of Wilayath as Seylani Signifies Lanka’s Importance in IS’s Grisly Scheme
The Sri Lankan government on Tuesday announced the proscription of three Islamic State (IS) affiliates, namely, the National Tawheed Jamaath (NTJ), the Jamaathei Millathu Ibrahimee Seylani (JIMS) and the Wilayath as Seylani (WAS). According to Dr Rohan Gunaratna, a co-author of ‘The Three Pillars of Radicalization’ (Oxford University Press 2019), the Islamic State’s Caliphate has not formally declared the formation of WAS though its formation is on the cards.
RSIS / Online
Last updated on 19/05/2019