The leader of one of the groups behind the Easter Sunday attacks was believed to be one of the suicide bombers, state mininster of defence Ruwan Wijewardena said.
Speaking at a news conference in Colombo, Wijewardena said it was believed by security forces that the bombers were “well educated” individuals, adding that one of them studied in the UK and Australia.
Wijewardena said there were nine suicide bombers, of which eight have been identified. Two safe houses were found after the attacks and at least 100 people were arrested in connection with the bombings, the minister added.
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