Sri Lanka confirms suicide bombers visited Kerala before Easter blasts
New Delhi: Sri Lanka army chief Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake confirmed that those who carried out blasts at Colombo on Easter Sunday visited Kerala before the attacks.
In an interview to BBC World, the army chief said that the terrorists went to Kashmir, Bangalore and Kerala and the information regarding this was available with them.
Though the exact reason behind the visit was unknown, it is assumed that they visited Kerala and other places either to contact other Islamic outfits outside Sri Lanka or for some sort of training.
Following Easter blasts in Sri Lanka, the NIA had arrested one Keralite and carried out inspections at various places including Kerala. Some were taken into custody and from the information collected from them, the intelligence agency had found that they had links with IS. However, this the first time that Sri Lanka has responded in the matter.
NIA, so far, hasn’t revealed that those behind the Easter blasts had any links with Kashmir.
However, the spoke person of Indian Army said that no official information in this regard has been shared with them by Sri Lanka.
(WIth inputs from agencies)