The ringleader of Easter Sunday terror attacks identified

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Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara says Naufer Mawlawi, who is currently in remand custody, has been identified as the ringleader of Easter Sunday terror attacks. The minister’s remarks came during a special media briefing held this afternoon. He said Naufer Mawlawi is allegedly the theoretician of the now-banned organization National Thowheed Jamaath. According to Minister Weerasekara, Naufer Mawlawi was involved in bringing down the ideology of the Islamic State to Sri Lanka in 2014. The Public Security Minister further said Naufer Mawlawi is also the person who brainwashed Zahran Hashim into following the IS ideology.

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