May 09, 2019

3 arrested suspects involved in Easter Sunday attack Featured

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has informed the court today (09 May) that out of the suspects arrested over Easter Sunday attacks 3 have funded and supported to carry out the attack.

CID has further revealed that one suspect among them is a brother of the suicide bomber who attacked Kochchikade St. Anthony's Church.

Presenting the facts to Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne, CID stated that they are being detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.

The Magistrate accordingly ordered that the suspects should be produced in Court on 23rd May.

The CID further revealed that the suicide bomber who set himself off at the St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade had arrived at the church on a vehicle that belongs to the suicide bomber who attacked the Kingsbury Hotel.

The Police have informed the court that the CCTV footage obtained from the area provides evidence that the suicide bomber had arrived at the church on the vehicle which was exploded near the Church the day after the attacks.

Accordingly, the Magistrate ordered the CID to forward the parts collected from the exploded vehicle to the Government Analyst to obtain a report on them.