The police in Sri Lanka has one of the suicide bombers from the Easter weekend already detained prior to the attacks, and released. The channel CNN reported, citing a senior government official. It was Ilham Ahmed Ibrahim. He should have attacked the Cinnamon Grand Hotel and there is a bomb detonated.
Four days after the attacks, the regional well-known spice magnate Mohammad Yusuf Ibrahim, has been arrested. He is the father of Ilham Ahmed Ibrahim and his brother, killed on Easter weekend, nearly 400 people. Ibrahim is suspected to have his sons for their deed supported. The multi-millionaire is in Sri Lanka as a successful businessman and spice trader. The former President of the country praised him for his "extraordinary service to the Nation".
reported the New York Times, had the police already on Sunday, the estate of Ibrahim's searches. It was blown up a woman with her two children in the air, it is supposed to be the wife of one of the sons. On Wednesday, the security authorities announced also, most of the bombers were well educated and came from middle-class families.
still a state of emergency in Sri Lanka
In an Interview with the süddeutsche Zeitung the Sri Lankan Imam Sheikh Arkam said, the son of a wealthy spice merchant, was already noticed two years ago with the radical statements, and one of the sons of this businessman was involved in the attack. He did not know whether it was the same Person.
In Sri Lanka there is also four days after the attacks on churches and Hotels, a state of emergency. The police arrested 16 persons in connection with the series of attacks, including an Egyptian and a plurality of Pakistanis. Thus, the number of the arrested rose to at least 76. The police are investigating whether the suicide bombers were in contact with extremists abroad. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told the news Agency AP, the Suspects are on the run and could carry explosives. In addition, it was announced that the top officials resigned in the Ministry of defence.
The terrorist militia "Islamic state" known now to the attacks. They published photos and Videos of the alleged suicide bombers. The security situation in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo is still tense, again and again, the authorities carry out controlled explosions of suspicious items. The cause of an Explosion in a neighboring city of Colombo, where no people came to harm, is still to be determined.