Sep 05, 2019

293 suspects arrested over Easter Sunday attacks so far

Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara today (Sept 5) said that 293 suspects have been arrested in connection with the Easter Sunday attacks so far.

Addressing a press briefing, he said that of the arrested suspects 115 have been remanded while 178 are being questioned on detention orders.

that investigations are underway to freeze assets worth more than Rs 6 billion belonging to the suspects arrested over the Easter Sunday attacks.

The Spokesman noted that more than 100 bank accounts of 41 suspects which contained cash worth Rs 134 million had already been frozen by the CID while Rs 20 million had been seized from the possession of the suspects.

Further, Mr. Gunasekara noted that the CID has been able to uncover more information relating to the suspects by analsying 2919 telephone numbers and 169 IMEI numbers.