Spice tycoon’s two sons involved in Sri Lanka Easter Sunday attack

Two suicide bombers in Sri Lanka‘s Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels are identified as sons of a prominent family in Colombo, said sources with knowledge to investigation.

Ilham Ahmed Ibrahim and Imsath Ahmed Ibrahim were sons of spice trader Mohamed Ibrahim, who founded Colombo-based Ishana Exports.

A total of 359 people were killed in the attacks and Mohamed Ibrahim too was detained along with dozens other in the wake of it but police has not yet announced any charges against him.

Earlier today Sri Lankan State Defense minister Ruwan Wijewardene said those who are responsible for the multiple attacks were from upper middle-class families, financially independent and well educated.

Muslim community members in the country cites Ibrahim as one of the wealthiest Muslim families in Colombo and has god connections to the political and business elite in Sri Lanka.

According to Colombo’s Dewalagaha Mosque chairman, Reyyaz Salley, the elder son was a nice person and business minded too.

Ilham Ahmed Ibrahim and Imsath Ahmed Ibrahim were sons of spice trader Mohamed Ibrahim, who founded Colombo-based Ishana Exports.

Mohamed Ibrahim said he had no idea his grown up sons were planning for such attacks on churches and hotels.

He said, “He was a busy husinessman… He probably totally neglected what was happening around him. I doubt that he had knowledge.”

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