Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) leader Minister Rauff Hakeem says the video clip showing him with terrorist Zaharan Hashim has been removed after viewers spotted the current Podujana Peramuna organiser in Kattankudy in the same video.
Shahul Hameed Hizbullah, a close associate of Easter attack mastermind Zahran Hasheem, who was arrested on 15 June was handed over to the Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) yesterday (9 July).
Indian newspaper The Hindu, quoting the National Investigation Agency (NIA), reports that Sri Lanka's Easter attack mastermind Zahran Hashim was linked to three Islamic State (IS) cases in India.
The DNA test report compiled by the Government Analyst’s Department has confirmed the identities of all the suicide bombers that carried out the Easter Sunday attacks including that of suspected mastermind Zahran Hisham's, police said.
A collective of Muslim political and civil society representatives today called for introspection and self-evaluation within the Muslm community, while urging the wider Sri Lankan populace, particularly the Sinhalese, to not fall into the traps of communal politics.