(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –More than 80 suspects have been arrested across the country since Sunday (21), Police Media Spokesperson, Superintendent of Police (SP) Ruwan Gunasekara stated.
Gunasekara stated that the suspects have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism, aiding and abetting, and conspiracy to commit terrorism.
He also says the 4 most serious cases are in the custody of the Terrorism Investigation Department (TID). A further 33 suspects are in custody of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). All remaining suspects are being held by the Sri Lanka Police.
The majority of the suspects were arrested in Colombo, 4 of which are women. All of the suspects are from Sri Lanka and most are family members and friends of the suicide bombers.