No evidence of Easter bomber’s wife fleeing to India: Sri Lankan official

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No evidence of Easter bomber’s wife fleeing to India: Sri Lankan official

Wednesday, 10 March 2021 | PTI | Colombo

Sri Lanka said on Tuesday that there was no evidence to back the claim that the wife of one of the suicide bombers belonging to a local extremist group that carried out the deadly Easter Sunday bombings had fled to India to avoid arrest.

“This is only a rumour. There is no confirmation of this,” Cabinet spokesman and minister Udaya Gammanpila said in response to a media query.

Pulasthini Rajendran alias Sarah, the wife of Achchi Mohammdu Mohammadu Hasthun who blew himself up at St. Sebastian’s Church in the western coastal town of Negombo on April 21, 2019, was believed to be a key figure in the deadly bombings.

Gammanpila said if the government gets any credible information of her presence in India it would make an extradition request.              

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