A young woman who attended the extremist training classes of Saharan Hashim, the mastermind of the series of suicide bombings on Easter Sunday, has been arrested.
The suspect is a 24 year old girl residing in Hingula, Mawanella.
Police Media Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana stated that the youth was arrested following an investigation by the CID and the Terrorism Investigation Division.
The Police Media Spokesman further stated that it has been revealed that Saharan had recruited a group of women to the extremist organization and provided them with some training. Accordingly, six such women were arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division on December 7.
The woman was arrested yesterday
The suspect has been taken to the Terrorism Investigation Division and will be detained and questioned, the police spokesman said.