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Army chief tells PSC lone wolf attacks still possible

Senanayake told the PSC that soon after the Easter Sunday attacks the Police and military managed to contain the situation and dismantle the terror network. He said that the intelligence service had been strengthened following the incident and this helped contain the situation. Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake says the threat from terrorism cannot be completely ruled out.He told the Parliament Select Committee (PSC) on the Easter Sunday attacks today that while the immediate threat in Sri Lanka has been contained “lone wolf” attacks were still possible. Most parts of the session when he was questioned by the PSC was closed for the media as he felt some information is sensitive to national security. (Colombo Gazette)

Rare bat discovered in coat sleeve at clothes shop to be added

She said: “It’s only the 12th specimen of this species from the UK since our first specimen in 1879.”The last one we had was in 1999 so it represents a very important addition to our UK mammals collections.”The Wildlife Trust estimates there are only about 5,000 barbastelle bats left in the UK and the species is classified as “near threatened”.They live a variety of habitats and are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, 1981.The species’ seven known breeding sites are designated as a Special Areas of Conservation. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. One of Britain’s rarest bats which was discovered in a coat sleeve at a clothes shop is to added the collection at the Natural History Museum. The barbastelle bat was discovered by stunned workers under a rack at Joules in Salisbury, Wilts. The animal was taken to a vet but passed away within hours.But it was then identified as the unfamiliar breed and taken to the Natural History Museum in London where it will be kept.Museum staff have since christened the mammal ‘Joules’.Naomi Young, who found the bat, told the BBC: “I’d just brought some coats down from the stock room and it was in with them.”It scared the living day lights out of me. I thought it was a kid’s toy, moving around. We thought it was just a normal bat.”We didn’t realise it was super rare until we had a call from a bat group saying it had been sent to the Natural History Museum.”The unusual shop visitor is thought to have been hiding in a coat sleeve before it was spotted crawling out from under a clothes rail last week.Steph West, from the museum, said the animal was a “valuable specimen” and “one of our rarest mammals”. read more