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Only few linked bombers to be arrested – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says only a few people connected to the Easter Sunday attacks are required to be arrested.

He says while several have been killed, others are in custody of police and only a few are at large.

The Prime Minister voiced these views at a meeting with civil society at Temple Trees yesterday (01).

The Police, today said that one of the Shangri-La bombers was Zaharan Hashim.

He attacked the Shangri-La in the company of fellow Islamist Ilham Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim.

Ilham’s elder brother Inshaf Ahmed was the man who bombed the nearby Cinnamon Grand hotel.

The third hotel to be directed, the Kingsbury, was bombed by a man identified as Mohamed Azzam Mubarak Mohamed. His wife was arrested by the police.

The St Anthony’s Church was directed by a local occupant named Ahmed Muaz. His brother has been arrested. The St Sebastian bomber was Mohamed Hasthun.

The Christian Zion church in Batticaloa was hit by a local occupant, Mohamed Nasser Mohamed Asad.

Another man was unsuccessful to set a bomb off at a deluxe hotel, but blasted his explosives at a guest house in Dehiwala was recognized as Abdul Latif Jameel Mohammed.

Fathima Ilham, the wife of the younger of the two brothers, blasted explosives in Dematagoda.

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