Edu Min official arrested for encouraging extremism and IS
Posted on May 7th, 2019

Courtesy The Daily Mirror

The Police has arrested the Assistant Director of the Langama Pasala Hodama Pasala project of the Ministry of Education,Marikkar Dilshan Muhammad, for allegedly encouraging Islamic extremism and the Islamic State (IS).

The suspect was arrested in Norochcholai on 4 May evening, according to the list of persons, provided by the office of the Inspector General of Police, of those who assisted the terrorist group and the Sunday Easter (21 April) carnage.

Norochcholai Police said that the search operation was conducted according to the list and later it was revealed that the suspect currently works as an Assistant Director at the Ministry of Education.

The Police Media Unit said that after arresting the suspect, the Norochcholai Police had searched the suspect’s personal computer and his documents at his workplace, adding that the workplace was not sealed.

Ministry spokesman Kalpa Gunaratne said he is not aware whether the workplace was sealed or not.

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