Sri Lanka attacker studied in UK, says minister, amid warning more bombers on loose

Country’s president announces major security overhaul after authorities confirm they were warned about attacks

One of the Sri Lanka attackers studied in the UK and Australia before carrying out Sunday’s bombings, which may have been funded and inspired by Islamic State, the country’s defence minister has said.

“We believe that one of the suicide bombers studied in the UK and later did his postgraduate [studies] in Australia before coming back and settling in Sri Lanka,” said Ruwan Wijewardene at a media briefing on Wednesday afternoon.

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