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Diyatalawa explosion: Not terrorism: Army

2018-02-21 20:26:43
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Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu today categorically dismissed today’s explosion in a private bus in Diyatalawa as an act of terrorism.

"If it was an act of terrorism, the damage and explosion would have been much bigger," he added.

Brigadier Atapattu said a Military inquiry and Police Inquiry were in progress and details pertaining to the explosion could be known after the conclusion of those inquiries. (Sandun A Jayasekera)


  Comments - 7

  • Dil Wednesday, 21 February 2018 21:09

    Brigadier Atapattu, if you do not know the reason, then PLEASE do NOT rule out "act of terrorism". One of your ex-senior military leaders, for cheap political advantage, once talked about "a white flag" and put the whole country into a ditch. Be patriotic and talk the truth than white washing an interested party.

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    Perumal Thursday, 22 February 2018 15:52

    This comment itself is presumptuous and biased.

    Reply : 1       13

    RR Wednesday, 21 February 2018 21:15

    Incident or terrorism? We must be aware that LTTE is still active behind scene.

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    Sanje Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:47

    Spot on Dil. Brig. Attapattu please be a professional. Before investigation do not come into conclusion. You are bringing down the respect of SL Forces as a whole. Carey out the investigation with open mind . if its not a Terrorist act, support the public and media with proof.You looks a mature person. please do not be a joke.

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    sena* Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:05

    How do you say it is not without proper investigation,general public will have an idea that you are lying ,but anyway it indicated in your face during media session

    Reply : 16       16

    Bon Bon Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:36

    Most probably someone in the bus was trying to smuggle out a grenade for personal use and it may have exploded for some reason... lets hear what truth is after the investigation.

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    ananda Thursday, 22 February 2018 14:50

    Bon bon I agree with you. Its common sense if its a terrorist attack it would have been catastrophic with so many killed. via DM Android App

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