Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard near the president’s house in Colombo. Photo: Reuters

Sri Lanka suicide bomber studied in UK and Australia, defence minister says

  • Police said the death toll in the attacks has risen to 359 and 58 suspects have been arrested
  • Prime Minister Wickremesinghe warned that several suspects armed with explosives were still at large
Topic |   Sri Lanka bombings

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Sri Lankan soldiers stand guard near the president’s house in Colombo. Photo: Reuters
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National Thowheed Jamath leader Zahran Hashim (C). Photo: AFP

Who is Zahran Hashim, the radical cleric linked to Sri Lanka bombings?

  • Hashim was a virtual unknown before the onslaught – even inside Sri Lanka
  • But a video released by IS is the first evidence of the apparently central role played by the cleric in the attacks
Topic |   Sri Lanka

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National Thowheed Jamath leader Zahran Hashim (C). Photo: AFP
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