Two persons, who are believed to have close links with the ringleader of the series of attacks on Easter Sunday and the leader of National Thowheed Jama’ath (NTJ) Zahran Hashim, have been arrested in Horowpathana.
The arrest was made by the Special Task Force at Paththewa in Horowpathana last evening (16).
The arrestees, Noor Mohammadu Abdul Rasool and Kana Mohamed Mijam, were identified as a principal and an acting principal of two Muslim schools in the area.
It was reported that the two suspects are well versed in the future plans of the NTJ.
The police further said that Zahran Hashim and Mohamed Ibrahim Ansar have established NTJ mosques in the area and entrusted them with Abdul Rasool and Mohamed Mijam.