Feb 20, 2021

24-year old who attended Zahran's classes, arrested Featured

A 24-year old female resident of Hingula, Mawanella was arrested by the Terrorist Investigation Division yesterday (19) on charges of undergoing extremist training under Zahran Hashim, the mastermind behind the bloody Easter Sunday attacks.
DIG Ajith Rohana has told the media that the suspect's father and three brothers were arrested several months ago over investigations into the Easter Sunday attacks including damaging Buddhist statues in Mawanella.
“When the TID was conducting investigations, it was revealed that the main perpetrator of the Easter Sunday bombings, Zahran Hashim had conducted several classes in respect of Wahhabism and Extremism for women. Accordingly, the TID arrested six women on 7th December 2020 and they are detained at the CID at present, the DIG added. 

The TID is conducting further investigations, he said.