Several women made pledge to carry out suicide attacks

An investigation has revealed that several women made a pledge to carry out suicide attacks after attending a class led by Easter Sunday attacks mastermind Zahran Hashim.

Police Spokesman, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Ajith Rohana said that the revelation was made by a 24-year-old woman who had attended the class.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that on being questioned by the Terrorist Investigations Division (TID), the 24-year-old woman had revealed that 15 women had attended a class led by Zahran Hashim in December 2018.

DIG Ajith Rohana said that the women had made a pledge to Zahran Hashim at the classes in December 2018 to carry out suicide attacks.

Of the 15 women, five women were killed in an explosion in Sainthamaruthu in April 2019, a few days after the Easter Sunday attacks.

Another three women are currently in remand custody while seven women are currently detained and are being questioned by the TID.

The 24-year-old woman is a resident of Mawanella and has been detained under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (PTA).

DIG Ajith Rohana said that the father and three brothers of the woman are already in remand.

Hashim was the alleged mastermind behind the bomb attacks that hit the country’s capital Colombo as well as Negombo and Batticaloa on Easter Sunday in 2019.

Over 250 people, including 45 children and 40 foreign nationals, were killed in the deadly explosions.

Videos and speeches of Hashim were also used by jihadi gangs to radicalise youth in Tamil Nadu calling for violent jihad to liberate their associates lodged in prisons. (Colombo Gazette)


  1. Stop harassing these innocent members of the Religion of Peace ! Or, we will take the matter up with the UNHRC.

  2. The West may pressure Sri Lanka to achieve its ulterior motives by occupying the moral high ground. China may pressure Sri Lanka to achieve its interests by become economically successful. But only India would destroy Sri Lanka through terrorism to impose its agenda. Do not underestimate the RSS radicals; if you do, you have no chance to come up. Therefore, keeping an eye on India and its puppets is extremely important for Sri Lanka’s progress.

  3. What else can you expect when you allow the foolishness to multiply to please the West?

    In India, almost every vote has been bought by bribing the poor and uninformed people. Under the leadership of India two billion people are incapable to have a permanent seat in the UN security council. Incapable to host Olympic Games. Incapable to create a world renowned university like Howard, Oxford or Cambridge. However, the West turned a blind eye to India’s corruption and incapability. Obviously, South Asia can not compete with the West and the Western leaders are pleased about the progress of South Asia. Sadly, most of the South Asian leaders, including university lecturers and media personnels do not understand the reality due to lack of knowledge. Truly, they have become a stumbling block for their own progress.

  4. No other country or any other organisation is interested to destroy Sri Lanka other than India and its puppets. The government must secure the borders to stop people leaving or entering the country illegally. Plus the government must monitor young people’s phone calls, emails and bank accounts frequently who travel to India through BIA as well.

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