Inspector General of Police (IGP) C.D. Wickramarathna has issued a special statement on the April 21, 2019 Easter Sunday Genocide.
The IGP is of the view that the carnage committed by the group led by Zahran Hashim is not a mere isolated attack based on a short-period plan.
It would be clear from the observation on several previous incidents that the attack was well planned for a long period of time prior to execution, he noted.
The IGP added that 723 suspects have been arrested and 311 are being held in custody.