The Sri Lankan terrorist educated in Britain is believed to have been exposed to radicalised hate preachers while studying there.
Abdul Lathief Jameel Mohamed studied aerospace engineering at Kingston University in London at the same time a notorious extremist preacher gave a speech at the university.
Shakeel Begg, a UK imam at London’s Lewisham Mosque, which was attended by the killers of British soldier Lee Rigby in 2013, gave a talk at the universty in 2006, when Mohamed was studying there.
The university was heavily criticised in 2012 by David Cameron, who was UK prime minister at the time, as being one of the worst institutions in the country for allowing radical speakers. The university has denied the claim.
A judge later described Begg’s speeches, including his 2006 talk, as dangerous and said they would “plant the seed of extremism in a young mind”.