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Two more arrested in Mawanella for suspected ISIS links

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Two suspects were arrested from Mawanella for allegedly having links to the four Sri Lankan ISIS suspects who were arrested in India last week, the Police said.

A total of four have been arrested so far over the case so far.

The development comes days after the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad arrested four Sri Lankans with links to IS at the airport in Ahmedabad. The four men had taken an Indigo flight out of Colombo to Chennai on May 19.

Sri Lankan security forces suspect that a 46-year-old man – identified as Osmand Gerrard – acted as their handler and facilitated their movement from Lanka to India.

Sri Lanka Police recently announced a cash award of Rs 2 million for any credible information on the whereabouts of the wanted suspect.


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