Over suspected links to Easter bombings, IT firm employees arrested

Last Updated: May 11 2019 15:43
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COLOMBO- On Friday, Sri Lankan police said that they had arrested an employee of information technology services company Virtusa Corp in Colombo in connection with Easter Sunday bombings that claimed lives of more than 250 people.

The Virtusa employee was arrested on April 27th, police spokesman Ruwan Gunasekera told Reuters, adding the action was taken "as part of the ongoing investigations" into the attacks.

A spokeswoman for the Massachusetts-headquartered company confirmed the arrest but did not say why the employee was arrested.

"We have been informed by the authorities that one of our employees has been taken into custody," Julianne Garry, Virtusa`s chief marketing officer, said in an emailed response to a Reuters query about the arrest at its Colombo office. 

"In light of recent events, we have enacted enhanced security protocols. We have been engaged with local authorities related to the safety of our employees."