"The leader of Jamaat al-Tawhid al-Watania, who coordinated the bombings in Sri Lanka, died in the Shangri-La hotel," the police said on Twitter without providing details on the circumstances of his death.
On Easter Sunday, Sri Lanka was shaken by a series of coordinated attacks that left around 250 people dead. These attacks, which targeted churches and luxury hotels, were the worst the country has faced since the end of its 25-year-old civil war in 2009. Daesh reportedly claimed responsibility for the attacks on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka launched a criminal investigation immediately after the attacks, already having arrested over 100 suspects.
*Daesh (also known as ISIS/ISIL/IS) is a terrorist group banned in Russia