Bomb hoax creates panic in Jaffna Secretariat

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 06 August 2008, 00:37 GMT]
An anonymous phone call to Jaffna Government Agent (GA) Monday around 3:00 p.m claiming that a bomb has been placed in Jaffna Secretariat complex created panic among the staff and employees, sources in Jaffna said. Sri Lanka Army (SLA) soldiers and Police who rushed to the secretariat searched the premises and declared the area free of danger.

The entire staff and employees of Jaffna Secretariat were led out and a search conducted for more than an hour.

The SLA and the police confirmed that the alarm was false after the search.

The security of Jaffna Secretariat was increased following the incident.

 

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