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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2619

Army Seargent Major Arrested & Remanded Over Grenade Blast In A Bus

Colombo, 03 March, (

Police after concluding a full scale inquiry arrested Sergeant Major Janaka Leslie Kumara Chandrasena of Sri Lanka Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Regiment over Feb. 21 grenade blast in a private bus at Kahagolla in Diyatalawa.

A passenger bus plying from Bandarawela to Diyatalawa, on 1st February, caught fire after a bomb exploded from inside, injuring 7 Army officers, 5 Air Force Officers and 7 civilians on the Diyatalawa-Bandarawela main road in Kahagolla.

The alleged Army Personnel was arrested while receiving treatment at the Diyatalawa Hospital.

Police spokesman SP Gunasekera said that the Bandarawela Magistrate had remanded the suspect till March 16 pending further investigations.

- Asian Tribune -

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