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Close aide of Easter bombers arrested: SL police

IANS  |  Colombo 

A close associate of the suicide bombers has been arrested in with several passports, police said.

was arrested from the Mabole area in Wattala by the officers on Wednesday and was being questioned, reported.

Earlier this week, rioters torched Muslim-owned shops, homes and vandalized mosques in several towns as the anti-Muslim unrest spread in the aftermath of the April 21 attacks in which over 250 people were killed. The killings were claimed by the Islamic State.

said on Thursday that after days of violent clashes that claimed one life, "peaceful situation was now prevailing in the country due to which no curfew was imposed".

He also said no incidents of violence were reported from either the North Western province or district which were affected by the unrest on Monday.



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First Published: Thu, May 16 2019. 20:30 IST