Sri Lanka Army’s chief has said that some of the suicide bombers who carried out the Easter Sunday blasts in Sri Lanka visited Kashmir and Kerala prior to the attacks for training and to establish links with other foreign radical Islamic terror outfits.
Eight serial blasts were carried out in three churches and three luxury hotels on April 21, killing more than 300 people and injuring over 500 others.
In an interview to BBC, Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army, revealed some details about the movement of the suspected terrorists and their international links.
He said, “They (the suspects) have gone to India, they’ve gone to Kashmir, Bangalore, they’ve travelled to Kerala state. Those are the information available with us,”
When asked about the activities that they were doing in Kashmir and Kerala, the Army chief didn’t disclose it much and he said, “Not exactly, but definitely in some sorts of training or to make some more links towards the other organisations outside the country”.
The army chief also said that, “We are deployed on the ground to give confidence to the public and ensure there is no violence or escalation of communal riots in this country. Have trust on the armed forces and the Police of this country who will bring normalcy as soon as possible”.