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Diyatalawa explosion: Not terrorism: Army

21 February 2018 08:26 pm - 7     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


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 09:09 PM

    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.

    Perumal Thursday, 22 February 2018 03:52 PM

    This comment itself is presumptuous and biased.

    RR Wednesday, 21 February 2018 09:15 PM

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

    Sanje Thursday, 22 February 2018 08:47 AM

    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.

    sena* Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:05 AM

    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

    Bon Bon Thursday, 22 February 2018 09:36 AM

    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.

    ananda Thursday, 22 February 2018 02:50 PM

    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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