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  • Blood brothers: the wealthy family behind Sri Lanka's suicide attacks

    04/25/2019 3:38:17 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2019 | Joe Brock, Shihar Aneez, Ranga Sirilal
    COLOMBO (Reuters) -- Sri Lankan housewife Fathima Fazla thought of her neighbours in the grand three-storey home across the street as the wealthy celebrities of her humble Colombo suburb. She had no idea how infamous they would become. A person mourns at a grave of a victim, two days after a string of suicide bomb attacks on churches and luxury hotels across the island on Easter Sunday, at Sellakanda Catholic cemetery in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 23, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha Two brothers who lived at the white house on Mahawela Gardens have emerged as key players in suicide attacks on...
  • Sri Lanka Suicide Bombers Included Two Sons of a Spice Tycoon

    04/25/2019 1:28:03 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 4/24/2019 | Jeffrey Gettleman, Dharisha Bastians and Kai Schultz
    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — He built his fortune on black pepper, white pepper, nutmeg, cloves and vanilla. His family lived in a beautiful white villa and traveled in a chauffeured BMW. He was feted by Sri Lanka’s former president for “outstanding service provided to the nation.” But on Wednesday the narrative of Mohammad Yusuf Ibrahim, one of Sri Lanka’s wealthiest spice traders, was ripped apart. Officials revealed he was in custody in connection with the devastating suicide attacks on Easter Sunday that killed hundreds of people. An Indian official said that two of Mr. Ibrahim’s sons, who have been identified...