Bomb scare halts train service in Colombo

[TamilNet, Friday, 09 February 2007, 10:59 GMT]
The train service between Dematagoda and Maradana in Colombo came to a halt on Friday morning for about several hours following a tip off to the authorities concerned that an anonymous parcel had been lying on the rail track between these stations, Maligawatte Police said.

Bomb disposal squad of the Sri Lanka Army (SLA) rushed to the site and stopped all public movements in the area. Railway authorities were warned not to allow trains on this track till the investigation were over.

On examination security forces found no explosive in the parcel except some pieces of paper.


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