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* Nine of the suspects arrested over Easter Day attacks remanded
Mon, Apr 22, 2019, 11:06 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 22, Colombo: A Sri Lankan court today remanded nine of the 24 suspects arrested over the Easter Day attacks until 6th of May.

Colombo Additional Magistrate Channa Saliya Abeyratne today (22) remanded the suspects were produced before the Colombo Magistrate's Court.

Wellampitiya Police, presenting its report in the investigations, told the court that a factory belonging to the suicide bomber who attacked the Shangri-La hotel in Colombo and the two women who died in the suicide bomb explosion at a Dematagoda house was found in Wellampitiya area.

The police further said that the suspects have been employed at bomber's factory and that investigations are proceeding to uncover if the suspects are acquainted with the suicide bombers.

The police said the suspects were arrested as a result of the investigation carried out with the Criminal Investigation Department and the Terrorist Investigation Division.

The police sought the court to remand the suspects and to issue an order to call for a report on the telephone calls made by the suspects.

The two women who died in the explosion at Dematagoda are revealed to be the wife and the sister of the suicide bomber at the Shangri-La hotel, the police further told the court.

The suspects reportedly include seven Muslims, one Sinhalese and one Tamil.

Considering the submissions, the Colombo Additional Magistrate ordered to remand the suspects until 6th of May.


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