Sri Lanka’s Saudi connections revealed in latest arrest over Easter bombings

Published: 12/05/2019
Sri Lanka’s Saudi connections revealed in latest arrest over Easter bombings
Source: WWW.SCMP.COM

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested a Saudi-educated scholar for what they claim are links with Zahran Hashim, the suspected ringleader of the Easter Sunday bombings, throwing a spotlight on the rising influence of Salafi-Wahhabi Islam on the island’s Muslims.Mohamed Aliyar, 60, is the founder of the Centre for Islamic Guidance, which boasts a mosque, a religious school and a library in Zahran’s

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