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Sri Lanka Army chief: Bombers might have been trained in Kashmir and Kerala

British Asia News Network- AD

Colombo, May 4: Sri Lankan Army chief has said that some of the suicide bombers had travelled to India to possibly to get trained. Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake. “They had gone to India, Kashmir, Bengaluru, Kerala state. Those are the information available with us,” He also expressed exact reason for travel is not known.

He further added “Possibly for some sort of training or to make some more links towards the other organisations outside the country.” At least nine suicide bombers were responsible for the deadliest attack in Sri Lanka in a decade on April 21. President Maithripala Sirisena had blamed the security establishment for failing to communicate several warnings they had about potential attacks, including that from India hours before the first bomb.

He also said that India had shared intel about attack. “Situations and military intelligence on a different direction and the others were different and there was a gap that everybody could see today,” Mahesh Senanayake said. India agency NIA has carried out several raids in Tamil Nadu and Kerala to establish Indian links with the Sri Lanka blasts.

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