UPDATE: Police alerted on vehicle bearing explosives in Colombo

23 April 2019 - 1400   - 1

UPDATE: The State Intelligence Service has alerted security forces on a van, a lorry and a few motorcycles which are suspected to have entered Colombo bearing explosives.

Accordingly, all police stations and their respective OICs have been informed regarding this move, police said.

The number plates information of those vehicles have also been passed onto the Police by the Intelligence Service.

Colombo Harbour Police on the hunt for suspected vehicles containing explosive device

By Joshua Surendraraj

The Colombo Harbour Police are currently carrying out search operations for an unidentified container truck and a van, believed to be carrying a potential explosive device, Times Online learns.

Earlier today, the Director of Security at the Colombo Harbour had issued a letter placing all security officials at the harbour on alert. The warning stated that Police Intelligence had found information that an unidentified container truck and a van carrying a potential explosive device was heading towards Colombo.

Speaking to Times Online, Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara stated the information was passed down by the Colombo DIG earlier today. He went on to say that the Police are currently acting on every information that they receive and the potential threat on board the suspected vehicles was one such instance.

Search operations are currently underway at the Colombo Harbour for the potential threat.    

  Comments - 1

  • Ramsay Gunasekera Tuesday, 23 April 2019 04:08 PM

    What a cop out by the President and his Defence Secretary. Are they living on another planet? Any attack big or small must/should be taken seriously. Do the honourable thing and resign. You have the blood of over 300 people on your hands.

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