Two Maldivian suspects remanded in custody over Sri Lanka blasts

Two out of six Maldivians arrested in connection to the terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka have been remanded 13 days in custody

Six Maldivian suspects, including four flight engineering students were arrested by Sri Lankan authorities during search operations following the Easter Sunday blasts which killed over 200 people. A Maldivian national was arrested after a library book on terrorist organization Islamic State (IS) was discovered in his home, while a gun used for hunting was discovered in the home of the four students.

The Maldivian in whose home the book was discovered as well as an additional suspect were remanded for 13 days by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court on Saturday.

The identities of the men have not been revealed thus far, although the two suspects were accompanied by Maldivian Embassy officials to court. The Embassy is closely monitoring the situation.

The four flight engineering students will be presented to court on Monday. According to reports, the outlet that sold them the gun discovered in their home had provided them with a fake license.

Maldivian Embassy in Sri Lanka on Saturday stated that the embassy will remain open during the weekend for those seeking consular services.