Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings probe is at final stages, say police.
Posted on June 20th, 2020

Meera Srinivasan

200 suspects have been arrested; inquiry is now focusing on financial networks connecting suicide bombers; role of foreign groups suspected

Sri Lanka’s probe into the April 2019 Easter terror bombings is in its final stages”, authorities have said, while raising suspicion that the suicide bombers were funded by two foreign outfits”.

The Colombo Crime Division, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Terrorism Investigation Department (TID), who are investigating the attacks of last summer, have arrested over 200 suspects since.

Also read: Sri Lanka Catholic church forgives Easter bombers

The coordinated bomb blasts at three luxury hotels in Colombo and three churches in Colombo, nearby Negombo, and the eastern city of Batticaloa, were the deadliest attacks in Sri Lanka’s post-war decade, claiming 279 lives.

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