The family members of the alleged Sri Lankan ISIS militant who was killed in Syria had left the country for Pakistan, police investigations had revealed. Police said the man’s wife and their five kids were among those who left for Pakistan.
The 37-year-old Abhu Shuraih Sailani, who graduated in Sharia Law from a university in Pakistan, had reportedly joined the ISIS and killed while fighting in Syria. Sailani was a karate instructor residing at Galewela and was the principal of a private school there.
The Police Headquarters had earlier directed the Central Province SSP to launch an investigation after the man’s national identity card was recovered in Kandy.
The investigations have been now handed over to the CID.