Two Ibrahim brothers arrested in Nawalapitiya
Two main suspects wanted in connection with the Easter Sunday bombings were arrested in Nawalapitriya yesterday (28).
According to the Police Media Division, the suspects arrested were brothers Mohamed Ibrahim Sadiq Abdul Haq and Mohamed Ibrahim Shahid Abdul Haq. The suspects are believed to be brothers of the two Ibrahim brothers who blew themselves up at the Shangri-La and Cinnamon Grand hotels, though Police Media was unable to confirm this.
The two suspects had been hiding in a shoe shop in Nawalapitiya when the arrest was made by the Special Task Force (STF) and the Police.
The driver of the van they had arrived in Nawalapitiya was also taken into custody, as well as the owners of the house and shoe shop.
The police have handed the two brothers to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) for further investigations.