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Friday, 17 May 2019 - 12:30
2 close associates of Zaharan arrested from Horowpathana
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Two close associates of Zahran Hashim considered the leader of National Thawheet Jamath have been arrested from Weerachola village in Horowpotana.

They were apprehended during a search operation conducted on a tip-off received by Senior DIG in charge of the Northern Province, Jagath Abeysiri Gunawardana.

Investigations revealed that the two suspects are serving as principals of two Muslim schools in Kebithigollewa.

In addition, the investigations revealed that the two suspects have often visited Colombo with terrorist leader Zahran Hashim.

Police say that the two suspects had known the planned terrorist attacks beforehand.

In addition, the two suspects have maintained close contact with the Cinnamon Grand suicide bomber, Mohamed Ibrahim Anzar.

They have built Mosques in the area funded by National Thawheet Jamath.

Horowpotana police stated that the suspects will be produced before court today to obtain 72-hour detention order for further questioning.

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