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Land used by Zahra owned by a priest in Mawanella

Last updated on June 11, 2020

The Criminal Investigation Department has found several places in Muttur, Trincomalee used by Zahran Hashim, the mastermind of last year’s Easter Sunday attacks, for training purposes.

The plot of land is reportedly owned by a priest in the Mawanella area. 

This had been revealed during the interrogation of a suspect who was arrested over his alleged links with the Easter Sunday mastermind. 

He has disclosed information after being taken to the area by the CID recently.

He is also the main suspect in the case of damaging Buddha statues in Mawanella.

A team from the Criminal Investigations Department had recorded the statements from the residents of the area and a former local politician of Muttur Pradeshiya Sabha who claimed to have taking care of the land.

It is revealed that five youths in the Mawanella have undergone arms training at this place and they were arrested by the CID.

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