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Wednesday, 21 February 2018 - 12:56
Reason for Diyathalawa bus explosion found
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Reason for Diyathalawa bus explosion found"

Initial investigations conducted by police have revealed that the fire that engulfed a bus at Kahagolla in Diyathalawa was caused by a hand grenade explosion inside the bus.
 
However, a senior police officer said that it could only be confirmed after the Government Analyst’s report is released.
 
19 persons were injured when the private passenger bus caught fire at Kahagolla in Diyathalawa at around 5.45 this morning (Feb. 21).
 
12 of the injured persons were security forces personnel and the injured were admitted to Diyathalawa Hospital.

It was reported that the condition of two military personnel is serious.
 
The Military Spokesperson Brig. Sumith Atapattu meanwhile emphasized that the explosion was not an act of terror.

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