The brothers Imsath Ahmed Ibrahim and Ilham Ahmed Ibrahim are sons of the spice merchant Mohamed Ibrahim, two sources with knowledge of the investigation. Mohamed Ibrahim is the founder of Ishana Exports of Colombo, which describes on his website as "the largest spice exporter from Sri Lanka since 2006".
Mohamed Ibrahim was among the dozens of people arrested after the attacks. According to CNN, 359 people were killed and more than 500 injured. Video shows how Ibrahim is led away by the police. The authorities have not announced any charges against him.
Sri Lanka's Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene told reporters at a press conference on Wednesday that those responsible for the attacks on Easter Sunday had been well trained. from upper middle-class families and financially independent. This is a "worrying factor," he said. [1
According to neighbors and members of the Muslim community in Colombo, the Ibrahim's are among the richest Muslim families in the capital Connections to the business and political elite of the country.
Pamuditha Anjana, a neighbor in the Dematagoda district of Colombo, told CNN that the Ibrahim family was "very well connected, very rich, and politically connected."
Reyyaz Salley, chairman of the Dewatagaha Mosque of Colombo, one of the largest and oldest in the city, said, a really nice one Person, an entrepreneurial person who exported spices. "
" We knew him as a normal person and as a businessman, "he said.
Hilmy Ahamed, vice president of the Muslim Council of Sri Lanka, knew Mohamed Ibrahim as a prominent member of the community, describing him as" very rich "and adding that his sons are "well educated overseas."
Ahamed doubts that Mohamed Ibrahim had any idea of what his adult sons intended. "He was a busy businessman," he said, "He probably has completely neglected what was happening around him. I doubt he had any knowledge. "
Other bombers named
British security sources identified another bomber as Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed, saying he studied in southeast England from 2006 to 2007 Wijewardene, the defense minister, told investigators that one of the bombers had studied in the UK and was a postgraduate student in Australia before returning to Sri Lanka.
Shiral Lakthilaka, Advisor to the President of Sri Lanka, identified one of the men who exploded in the Shangri-La Hotel as Inshan Seelavan and described him as a "thought leader" of the attacks, while other government officials have named a radical extremist, Zahran Hashim, as a key figure in the attacks. 19659018] Security personnel stand near St. Anthony's Shrine, one of the bomb attacks on Easter Sunday. ” src-mini=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190424092503-01-sri-lanka-0424-small-169.jpg” src-xsmall=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190424092503-01-sri-lanka-0424-medium-plus-169.jpg” src-small=”http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190424092503-01-sri-lanka-0424-large-169.jpg” src-medium=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190424092503-01-sri-lanka-0424-exlarge-169.jpg” src-large=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190424092503-01-sri-lanka-0424-super-169.jpg” src-full16x9=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190424092503-01-sri-lanka-0424-full-169.jpg” src-mini1x1=”//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/190424092503-01-sri-lanka-0424-small-11.jpg” data-demand-load=”not-loaded” data-eq-pts=”mini: 0, xsmall: 221, small: 308, medium: 461, large: 781″/>