Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says only a few people linked to the Easter Sunday attacks are at large.
He says while several have been killed, others are in custody and only a few are at large.
The Prime Minister expressed these views at a meeting with civil society at Temple Trees today.
The Police, today said that one of the Shangri-La bombers was Zaharan Hashim. He attacked the Shangri-La in the company of fellow Islamist Ilham Ahmed Mohamed Ibrahim.
Ilham’s elder brother Inshaf Ahmed was the man who bombed the nearby Cinnamon Grand hotel.
The third hotel to be targeted, the Kingsbury, was bombed by a man identified as Mohamed Azzam Mubarak Mohamed. His wife was now in police custody.
The St Anthony’s Church was targeted by a local resident named Ahmed Muaz. His brother has been arrested. The St Sebastian bomber was Mohamed Hasthun.
The Christian Zion church in Batticaloa was hit by a local resident, Mohamed Nasser Mohamed Asad.
Another man who failed to set a bomb off at a de luxe hotel, but blasted his explosives at a guest house in Dehiwala was identified as Abdul Latif Jameel Mohammed.
Fathima Ilham, the wife of the younger of the two brothers, blasted explosives strapped to herself in Dematagoda.