Three persons including the father-in-law of Easter Sunday attack mastermind Zahran Hashim were arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) at Kekunagolla in Kuliyapitiya for having attended extremist ideology lessons conducted by Zahran.
Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the suspects aged between 42 and 55 would be detained for further questioning.
He said the TID had earlier arrested a large number of suspects who had attended the brainwash lessons conducted by Zahran.
"According to the investigation, the perpetrator in chief of Easter Sunday bombings had conducted such lessons in various places in the country, especially for the Muslim youth who were forced to attend those lessons," he said. (Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya)
Why do these arrests happen close to the anniversary of the attacks? Why weren’t they arrested/questioned just after the attacks? Why wait till the anniversary? It’s to show people they are doing something. Next year, they’ll arrest Zaharans neighbor, the year after that Zaharans school teacher.. This is just a show. Unbelievable
Rana Friday, 23 April 2021 09:08 AM
They were arrested to say Happy Anniversary
Jude Friday, 23 April 2021 08:14 AM
BS !! Trying to Hoodwink the public yeah, they got squat !!
Bahrain Friday, 23 April 2021 08:25 AM
Is Zaharan continuing to conduct classes?
RoaringCreek Friday, 23 April 2021 08:27 AM
After two long years, what a joke. This is just to make the jokers in fancy dress happy at least temporarily.
Jude Friday, 23 April 2021 08:30 AM
TID CID Police all puppets!! Who's the Puppeteer !??? Since 2019 April 21st over thousands arrested and released !! More than 2 years passed Notta single culprit prosecuted!! Huh!! They're putting a Show And this Drama gonna unfold for another dacade or so!! Yeah!!
Truth matter Friday, 23 April 2021 08:43 AM
This is show off .
These all done with approvals of top people ..
People know who did it .
Now innocent people are arrested.
How many more will be there ?
AB Friday, 23 April 2021 04:20 PM
For 6000 swords along, at least same number of people must be there to use them
Siribiris Friday, 23 April 2021 08:48 AM
Arresting only . No punishments . Keep on doing this for next three and a half years also .
Joshua Friday, 23 April 2021 08:53 AM
We citizens are dressed up donkeys. Therefore, these kind of stories are spread every month to show how 'genuinely ' they are investigating the Easter attack. If you are taking 2 years to arrest the FIL who attended classes, wonder how many moons you need to arrest the politicians involnvolved atleast for their irresponsibility ? Keep going.... we enjoy the show
Dee Friday, 23 April 2021 09:58 AM
But still the main 'masterbrains' is scot-free.
lion Friday, 23 April 2021 10:07 AM
just dont con, get the master mind behind the whole episode without making people laugh.Get shani out and give him the powers to handle it.
Peacemaker Friday, 23 April 2021 11:34 AM
If the people believe this, they can vote for this criminal rajapaksa gang again and bring down the whole country
Buddhist Friday, 23 April 2021 06:00 PM
What a joke, when the Govt is unable to take into custody the actual culprits they go and arrest Father Mother and relatives.. Justice SL style!
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