ONE of the nine people suspected of carrying out Easter Sunday’s terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka reportedly studied at a university in the United Kingdom.
As more details of the atrocities emerge, Sri Lankan state officials have revealed the suspects were all highly-educated.
According to Deputy Defence Minister Ruwan Wijewardene, “They wanted Islam to be the only religion in Sri Lanka. Most are well educated and come from middle or upper middle class families. They are quite independent financially and their families are stable. This is worrying.” He added: “one of the suicide bombers studied in the United Kingdom and then did a post-graduate course in Australia before returning to Sri Lanka.”
So-called Daesh (Islamic State) have since claimed responsibility for the killings which have so far left 359 people dead.