CID seeks public assistance to identify the bomber
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) probing the suicide
attack on the Army Commander Lt. General Sarath Fonseka and the convoy
of vehicles at the Army Headquarters on April 25 has yet to identify the
woman suicide cadre, CID sources said.
Police have sought assistance from the public to identify the suicide
bomber, from the photographs. The woman suicide cadre was believed to be
in the age group of 35 -40 years and about 5 feet three inches tall. The
public is requested to furnish information regarding her identity, her
associates and the place where she resided.
Sleuths are still probing how the suicide bomber gained access to the
Army Hospital despite tight security. They deny the fact that the woman
suicide cadre had stayed at a lodge in Colombo in Dam Street as reported
earlier. It is still not known when she had arrived in Colombo to fulfil
Meanwhile, the forensic experts were busy studying the body parts
including finger and palm prints of the woman to gather more evidence.
Her head was found hanging from a Jasmine tree at the Army Headquarters
and her body parts were strewn all over the place.
Further medical examinations have been ordered to prove whether the
woman was pregnant or not. Experts from the Registrar of Finger Prints
(RFP) are also studying the foot and fingerprints of the suicide bomber.
A complete facial reconstruction of the bomber was done by the RFP