He said the CID had scrutinized the data in 169 SIM cards and 2,919 mobile phones. The Police Spokesman said that to date 293 suspects had been arrested for aiding terrorist activities and obtaining membership in the identified extremist organisations and training at camps of these proscribed organizations. Of them, 115 suspects have been remanded after producing before courts, while 178 suspects are held in detention.
Gunasekara further said that the laptop computer used by suicide bomber Zahran was now with the CID and important details are being revealed from it.The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is still trying to trace seven persons injured in the suicide bomb blast at St. Anthony’s Church in Kochchikade, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.
Speaking at a press conference at the Police Headquarters yesterday, he said these injured persons had obtained treatment at the Colombo National Hospital and Kalubowila Hospital.Gunasekera said the CID was looking for them to record their statements, and tracing them had been difficult because of the errors in addresses they had given to the hospitals