Explosions heard from SLN base in the islets of Jaffna
[TamilNet, Sunday, 20 June 2010, 07:21 GMT]
People in Jaffna peninsula were startled to hear intermittent explosions Saturday evening from the Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) Kaarainakar base in the islets of Jaffna for nearly half an hour, sources in Jaffna said. Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) helicopters were seen circling above the SLN base and unconfirmed sources said that a joint military exercise was the cause of the deafening explosions. Fishermen engaged in fishing in Kaarainakar sea had hastened to the shore on hearing the blasts.
It was also said that the blasts may be due to the destruction of outdated ammunitions.
Recently, the destruction of such outdated ammunitions in Palaali Military High Security Zone had similarly surprised the peninsula residents who were reminded of the deafening volleys during the war.