Mohamed Ibrahim Insaf Ahmed, the suicide bomber responsible for the blast at the Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo on 21 April Easter Sunday, is the owner of the Copper factory at Wellampitiya.
On 22 April, nine employees of the factory were arrested by the Wellampitiya Police and remanded until 6 May after being produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate. When the case was taken up on 6 May, the Court released the nine suspects on bail while it had been widely reported that the suspects were granted bail due to an error or oversight on the part of the officers of the Wellampitiya Police Station.
Gunasekara further said that the Police Headquarters’ SIU has launched an investigation into this situation.
Speaking at a press conference in Colombo yesterday (8), he said that if it is confirmed through the investigation that an error or oversight by a Wellampitiya Police officer had led to this, strict action will be taken against the said officer.