It is reported that a security authority who is involved in the investigations of the attack has revealed to BBC Sinhala that his death has not been confirmed.
During a press conference held yesterday ( 24 April) State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardene has been questioned on this regard and in response he has stated that " I can only confirm that the person who led this team has died".
When he was questioned if that was Mohamed Kasim Mohamed Zahran, he has stated that he cannot make a statement on that regard.
Even though the media reports that the suicide attack on Shangri-La Hotel was carried out by him , Police states that was done by someone else.
Following is a video released by News First based on the CCTV footage on suicide attack on Shangri-La Hotel.
According to authorities, 9 suicide bombers have been involved in these attacks and out them 8 have been identified.
Meanwhile, Police Media Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara stated that there is a woman among the 9 individuals and she has detonated the bomb as the Police attempted to search a house in Dematagoda. Wimal Weerawansa stated that she is the daughter - in -law of the spice trader Ibrahim.