All suspects linked to Easter terror attacks, arrested – Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena—
Sri Lankan, President Maithripala Sirisena in his speech at a function in Malabe, the outskirts of Colombo, announced that all the suspects linked to the Easter terror attacks have been arrested.
The suspects according to him, might be handed a death sentence as there are clear evidence against them. Sirisena added that there should always be the implementation of death penalty against those conspiring against the state, and those involved in acts of terrorism, to create a better society and prevent wrongdoings.
Recall that on 21 April 2019, Easter Sunday, three churches in Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital Colombo were targeted in a series of coordinated terrorist suicide bombings. Later that day, there were smaller explosions at a housing complex in Dematagoda and a guest house in Dehiwala. 259 people were killed, including at least 45 foreign nationals and three police officers, and at least 500 were injured.
Announcement of arrest of all the suspects linked to the sad incident, came barely a week after Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that security forces were continuing the search operations and investigations.