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Close associate of Zahran handed over to TID

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).

Government deadlock ends as Sirisena backs down

President Maithripala Sirisena has taken a step back in his stand-off with the Cabinet over the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) probing the Easter attacks.

DNA tests confirm identities of all Easter bombers including Zahran’s – Police

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.