Kochchikade suicide bomber’s brother among three arrested
Posted on May 9th, 2019

Courtesy Adaderana

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today informed the Colombo Magistrate’s Court that three persons including the brother of the suicide bomber who attacked the St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade have been arrested and detained.

The CID informed the court that the three suspects are being detained and interrogated by the police based on the 90-day detention orders obtained from the Defence Secretary.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne instructed the CID to produce the suspects before the court on May 23 for observation. 

The order was issued by the court after considering the report presented to the court by the CID.

The CID had further stated that DNA reports have been called to confirm the identity of the suicide bomber who attacked the church.

The CID said that there is a suspicion that these suspects had aided and abetted the attack and that therefore further investigations are being carried out.

After considering the facts presented, the court permitted police to detain and interrogate the suspects while instructing the produce them at court on May 23.

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