DNA tests confirm identities of suicide bombers
[May 22 2019]
The DNA test
reports of the Government
Analyst's Department have
confirmed on Tuesday evening
(21) the identities of the
Easter Sunday bombers, revealed
the Police Media Spokesperson SP
Ruwan Gunasekara during a press
briefing held at the Media
Centre in Kollupitiya last
The Government Analyst's Department has confirmed that
the DNA samples of the two brothers, Mohamed Ibrahim Ilham Ahamed and
Mohamed Ibrahim Inshaf Ahamed who blew themselves up at the Shangri-La
hotel and the Cinnamon Grand hotel respectively have matched with that
of their father, Ibrahim.
The Katuwapitya church bomber Achchi Mohammadu
Mohammadu Hasthun's DNA samples have matched with that of his parents'
while the Kochchikade St. Anthony's church bomber Alaudeen Ahamed
Muath's DNA sample has matched with that of his parents. Abdul Latheef
Jameel Mohamed, the suicide bomber at the Tropical Inn, Dehiwala has
been confirmed with that of his wife and children.
The DNA samples of the Batticaloa church bomber
Mohamed Nazar Mohamed Asath has been confirmed with that of his mother
and the DNA samples of Mohamed Assam Mohamed Mubarak, the suicide bomber
at the Kingsbury hotel has been matched with that of his wife and child.
The two explosions at the house at Mahavila Gardens in Dematagoda has
been carried out by Mohamed Fathima Jifry, the wife of Shangri-La hotel
bomber Mohamed Ibrahim Ilham Ahamed. The three children killed in the
incident have also been confirmed as those of Ilham and Fathima Jifry.
The Government Analyst's Department report has also
confirmed that Mohamed Casim Mohamed Zahran was one of the two suicide
bombers at the Shangri- La hotel and that his DNA samples have matched
with those of his wife and child, said the Police Spokesman.