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Remands extended for 2 Maldivians arrested in Sri Lanka

Shahudha Mohamed
19 May 2019, MVT 10:09
Sri Lankan Navy personnel guard a road blocked near the port in Colombo on April 27, 2019, following a series of bomb blasts targeting churches and luxury hotels on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. - Fifteen people including six children have died during a Sri Lankan security forces operation in the aftermath of the Easter attacks, as three cornered suicide bombers blew themselves up and others were shot dead, police said on April 27. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP)
Shahudha Mohamed
19 May 2019, MVT 10:09

The remands for 'Funama' Adam Manik and 'Baikandi' Hassan Manik, two senior activists of Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP), arrested in Sri Lanka were extended again on Friday.

Sri Lanka extended their remands by three days. The next hearing for their remand process will be held on May 21.

The two were taken into custody after Sri Lankan police found a book on the Islamic State (IS) inside their residence, during operations conducted following the Easter terror attacks on April 21.

Reports state that the two Maldivians were not linked to the book found in their residence as it was owned by another individual who lived at the same address. They were both arrested shortly after their arrival to Sri Lanka.

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