Sri Lanka serial blasts have link to drug trade: Sri Lankan president

Terrorists who carried out the Easter blasts have a link to drug trade, said Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Friday during a press conference held in Colombo.

"Let's not forget the connection between the war against narcotics and terrorism," Sirisena said, adding that the Easter blasts may have been carried out sooner than planned due to his anti-drug campaign.

Sirisena also mentioned that so far Sri Lankan authorities have found out about 140 people linked to the Islamic State (IS) group and more than 70 of them had been arrested. 

The investigation is ongoing.