Sri Lankan bomber investigated for terrorism in Australia
Posted on April 25th, 2019

One of the Sri Lankan bombers who studied at an Australian university was investigated by the Joint Counter Terrorism Team in 2014, The Australianreports. 

Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed studied at Swinburne University in Melbourne between 2009 and 2013, The Australian reports and was investigated because of his links to several suspects, including Neil Prakash.

Mohomed, suspected to be one of the ringleaders of the atrocity in Sri Lanka, came back from Australia after his post-graduate studies a changed man, his sister says.

Sri Lankan security forces stand at the site where a vehicle parked near St. Anthony's shrine exploded in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: AP

 Sri Lankan security forces stand at the site where a vehicle parked near St. Anthony’s shrine exploded in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Photo: AP

Samsul Hidaya, one of Mohamed’s sisters, told the Daily Mail her brother became “a different man” in Australia and became withdrawn and intense.

“My brother became deeply, deeply religious while he was in Australia,” Ms Hidaya told the Daily Mail.

“He was normal when he went to study in Britain, and normal when he came back. But after he did his postgraduate in Australia, he came back to Sri Lanka a different man.”

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