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Two of Zaharan’s associates arrested

The Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) has arrested two persons who had close connections with Zaharan Hashim, the alleged mastermind of the Easter Sunday Terror Attacks.

The two had been arrested in Kahatagasdigiliya and Kattankudy on Thursday (10).

The two suspects, a 47-year-old resident of Kahatagasdigiliya and a 35-year-old resident of Kattankudy in Batticaloa were arrested on charges of spreading extremist propaganda, having links with Hashim and providing protection to five persons, including Hashim, in 2018, Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said. The 35-year-old had served time in Batticaloa Prison. Police investigations have revealed that the suspect arrested in the Kahatagasdigiliya area was a former Sub Postmaster.

“The arrested suspects held in the custody of the Terrorism Investigation Division are being further questioned,” the Police Spokesman added.

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