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A 24-year-old female, who alleged to have attended classes conducted by Easter Sunday suicide bomber Zahran Hashim, arrested in Mawanella by the TID (Terrorists Investigation Division) yesterday, police spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said.

He said the suspect woman is being detained for further questioning.

DIG Rohana said, her father and three brothers were arrested earlier in connection with the the suicide attack and vandalizing Buddha status in Mawanella.

The CID have launched a probe after it came to light  that Zahran had promoted wahabism and extremism prior to causing the mayhem.

Accordingly, on December 7, 2020, the CID arrested six women who had attended those classes and are being detained at the moment, the spokesman said.

  Comments - 18

  • FF Saturday, 20 February 2021 09:07 AM


    vince Saturday, 20 February 2021 02:26 PM

    it is not victimising it is called security. Why do you people have a chip on your shoulder.?

    Tom Saturday, 20 February 2021 10:59 PM

    She seems f yontact of Easter mayhem terrorists,why you are so sympathizing,

    Pudumai Saturday, 20 February 2021 09:27 AM

    Classes conducted two years ago and attendees are arrested only now?

    Bandara Atha Saturday, 20 February 2021 02:16 PM

    Yes, classes are considered 2 years before by this time have forgotten what they have preached. DM PLEASE DON'T PUBLISH THIS TYPE OF NEWS. May you are not publish my comment. But please give us some valuable news for your readers. What is the use of above news .I have noticed that many of our readers gave negative responses. Thanks in advance our DM get my point

    Heha Saturday, 20 February 2021 10:36 AM

    Bs, charge them if they have done wrong, this is political victimization under the pretext of pta.

    Crying SriLankan Saturday, 20 February 2021 11:21 AM

    Good show something is happening. All the Catholic's in SriLanka and Globally expecting some action by our Strong Police Department and our prestigious Government.

    John Fenandopulle Saturday, 20 February 2021 11:24 AM

    Sir, its clear that former President Sirisena was involved with Zahran and received a Big money bag. This is a well known truth. Why he is not taken into custody still.

    vince Saturday, 20 February 2021 02:28 PM

    you got proof? let us and the police onto your secret and the source. the police will love to talk to you

    Former ASP G.P. Gunasekera Saturday, 20 February 2021 11:27 AM

    Everyone who are behind the Easter Attacks should be brought in front of Justice and be punished. How many precious lives we lost, how many are suffering still... Our Police Department is very intelligent and we trust even Politicians should be punished if they found guilty.

    Nishal Fernando Saturday, 20 February 2021 11:36 AM

    Hang them!!

    ChanakaJ Saturday, 20 February 2021 01:06 PM

    Let's follow UK example of a British woman who was preaching Islamist extremist ideology online, and give her 25 years imprisonment; nothing less!

    Lasith Saturday, 20 February 2021 01:09 PM

    What would happen in Middle East if the prophet Mohammad or Quoran were disrespected or anti-Islam propaganda spread? - Very strict punishment. Same should be done here; NO BAIL!

    Jeeves Saturday, 20 February 2021 01:22 PM

    The spread of Wahhabism and extremism has no place here in Sri Lanka. It must be stamped out. This can only be achieved with help from our peaceful Muslim citizens.

    Shehan Saturday, 20 February 2021 01:38 PM

    @FF No one victimizing Muslims. Don't write like an idiot. Only matter is these people are with wrong hands.

    Peacemaker Saturday, 20 February 2021 01:46 PM

    If SL military arrests a 24 year old girl, we all know what they’ll fo to her, SL military is famous for it

    Jothi ranadasa Saturday, 20 February 2021 04:50 PM

    no matter what happens the country is sinking and going to hell with the all the parliamentarians (past and current) leaving only good citizens.

    Ben Saturday, 20 February 2021 11:30 PM

    [email protected], it's not victimising Muslims,but trying to serve justice to victims, who were suffered so much at hands of some Muslims who read religious book erroneously, ppt

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