Sri Lanka bomber studied in UK

Officials have revealed that one of the attackers behind the Sri Lankan Easter Sunday bombings studied in the UK and Australia.

The death toll from the attacks has risen to 359 with more than 500 people wounded. Police have now said that they have identified eight out of nine attackers - one of whom is believed to have been a woman - with no foreigners among them.

Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters that most of the attackers are well educated, come from ‘middle or upper middle class’ families and are ‘financially quite independent’. Wijewardene confirmed that many of the bombers had international connections, having lived or studied abroad.

He said: “We believe that one of the suicide bombers studied in the UK and then later on did his postgraduate in Australia before coming back to settle in Sri Lanka.”


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