Colombo security tightened

[TamilNet, Thursday, 17 June 2004, 16:42 GMT]
State armed forces tightened the security of Colombo city following the discovery of a suicide jacket and a bag of explosives Friday early morning by a foot-patrol party of the Police amid allegations by the main opposition United National Front (UNF) Friday evening that the security of Colombo has been weakened, sources said.

Sri Lanka Police said it has sent the explosives and other items found at Prince of Wales Avenue in Grandpass area in Colombo Friday early morning to the Department of Government Analysis for a report, sources said.

Addressing a press conference UNF former minister Dr.Rajitha Senaretna Friday charged that the UPFA government has failed to strengthen the security of Colombo despite confidential reports from the police and army intelligence units that there was threat to the country's capital city, media sources said.

 

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