Easter Sunday bombings: Five arrested from US-owned company
Posted on May 12th, 2019

Courtesy Ceylon Today

The Colombo Crimes Division, in a joint search operation conducted with the Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) at the Colombo office of a leading US-owned multinational software company, outsourcing services to global companies, have apprehended five of its employees on suspected connection to Islamist extremism and the Easter Sunday combined bomb attacks.

According to a top defence official, one suspect is still missing. According to sources, at least three suspects have gone missing since the Easter Sunday bomb blasts and the company was unable to contact them or find their location till two days ago.

However, when contacted, Police Media Spokesman, SP Ruwan Gunasekara confirmed that only one suspect named Mohamed Akram was arrested at his residence in Dehiwela. He was reluctant to reveal more details.

He said that the suspect is closely linked to the Easter Sunday bombings carried out by eight locals who were connected to the Islamic State (IS) ideologies.

The Police, armed forces and sniffer dogs conducted a search operation at the office in Dematagoda on 8 May and there was a massive traffic jam when the car park and the entire building of the company were searched.

Police said that there were no more, arrests but further investigations are in progress.

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