Australian professor appeals to the UN after Sri Lankan government names him in terror report

An Australian professor is appealing to the United Nations after the Sri Lankan government released a report alleging he was involved in the deadly Easter Sunday terror bombings in 2019.

In February, a Sri Lankan government inquiry finalised its report into the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, a series of suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people in Colombo.

The Sri Lankan government report, which hasn’t been released publicly but has been seen by SBS News, accused Professor Thalib of facilitating the travel of members of terrorist groups to Syria for arms training

Professor Thalib, an Australian citizen, has strongly denied any connection to terrorist activity, and has threatened to sue the Sri Lankan government for defaming him.