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Sri Lanka: One of the Shangri-La bombers identified, owned a factory-report

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Srinagar: Police in Sri Lanka has identified one of the suicide bombers involved in the Shangri-La hotel blast on Sunday.

According to Sri-Lankan newspaper Daily Mirror police today informed Colombo Chef Magistrate’s Court that the suicide bomber of the Shangri-La hotel had been identified as Insan Seelavan.

The bomber they said owned a factory in Avissawella- Wellampitiya road.

“Nine employees of the said factory were arrested by the Wellampitiya Police and were remanded till May 6 after being produced in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court,” read the report.

The Police also informed the court that the suicide bomber was suspected to have links with other suicide killers died in the Dematagoda blast.

The suspects, newspaper said, detonated the bombs in the cafeteria and on the corridor at the hotel.

Investigators suspect that C-4 explosives weighing 25 kilograms were used for the bombings at the Shangria- La Hotel.

290 people were killed in a series of deadly explosions in the Sri Lanka.

 

(Daily Mirror)

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