Sri Lankan President Confirms That All Suspects Linked to Easter Terror Attacks Have Been Arrested

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 25, 2018 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena (Front) addresses the General Debate of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, on Sept. 25, 2018. (Xinhua/Qin Lang/IANS)

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena said that all suspects involved in the Easter Sunday terror explosions have been arrested

He said the arrests were made, following extensive investigations and search operations carried out by security forces and that the suspects might receive the death penalty as there was clear evidence against them, local media reported on Wednesday.

Speaking at a function in Malabe on the outskirts of Colombo, Mr Sirisena said that according to the country’s criminal law, the death sentence could be given to those found guilty of murder and conspiring against the state.

He said all suspects involved in the Easter Sunday attacks should be given death sentence, noting that over 250 people were killed in the incident.

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