29-year-old arrested for conducing classes on extremist ideologies

A 29-year-old resident from Hemmathagama, Mawanella has been arrested by the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) for propagating extremist ideologies, a Police Media Spokesman stated.

The suspect has been identified as Mohamed Shahim and is accused of conducting classes on the extremist ideologies in Muttur and Oluvil in 2018, under the directives of Zahran Hashim.

He is has been brought to TID headquarters and a detention order is expected to be obtained after producing him before the court later today (21).