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Two Zahran acolytes caught for brainwashing O/L students with extremism

8 April 2021 07:49 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Two suspects who were followers of Easter Sunday attack lynchpin Zahran Hashim, had been arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) from Oluvil for conducting classes propagating extremist ideology for students who recently sat for GCE O/L.

Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the suspects age 30 and 39 had conducted brainwash lessons in 2018 in Oluvil area.

As per the investigations, they had used various video footages and contents by lectures from various terrorist and radical organizations based in foreign countries, especially those that promote extremism and terrorism, he said.

"The students have been instructed to follow physical fitness training during the classes.

Some students were subject to physical harassment by these two men when they disagree to attend physical training," DIG Rohana said.

The spokesman said the police have traced a few students who were not willing to attend the physical training programme and they would be produced before the judicial medical officer. 

The suspects to be detained for further interogation under the provisions of the PTA. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)


  Comments - 4

  • Jude Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:45 AM

    Extremism now deep-rooted in SL thanks to Ranil and the Yahapalanya !! YEAH!!

    AneyMandha Thursday, 08 April 2021 09:45 AM

    Could be true or not, but could say Good work by the government to hide all their failures.

    vince Thursday, 08 April 2021 11:59 AM

    idiotic response. just throw away the keys

    Lawry Thursday, 08 April 2021 05:44 PM

    They banned only 11 organisations. Of course all bad guys have been arrested.

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