Explosion in Nuwara Eliya

1 December 2010 10:53 am - 16     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


One person was killed and 14 policemen and two civilians were injured in a grenade explosion inside the Nuwara Eliya police station a short while ago, Police said. 

The suspect, who was arrested while traveling in a bus from Katharagama-Katagamuwa for possession of ganja, had detonated a grenade when he was taken to the police station killing himself. The OIC and HQI are in critical condition and are being operated by doctors, hospital sources said.


  Comments - 16

  • Game Kolla Wednesday, 01 December 2010 02:13 PM

    Was it a pre planned attack ?

    meranchi Wednesday, 01 December 2010 02:40 PM

    LTTE sneak in to nuwara eliya police station..little wile ago...

    sam Wednesday, 01 December 2010 03:16 PM

    Who said terrorism is over? Why is the suspect not referred to as "Sinhalese Terrorist? LOL!

    tharanga Wednesday, 01 December 2010 04:12 PM

    do not blame at police for every thing. they are the people who dedicate their sweat for the betterment of country. mistakes are common to all of us.

    chris abey Wednesday, 01 December 2010 04:15 PM

    There seems to be more to this.So many guys are taken in for ganja and to think the OIC and HQI have been so close to him as to suffer serious injuries makes it look a bit strange.

    Saman Wednesday, 01 December 2010 05:22 PM

    I wonder about a lot of things.

    kudu Wednesday, 01 December 2010 07:25 PM

    lucky mervin was not in nuwereliya

    Common man. Wednesday, 01 December 2010 11:07 AM

    Police seems to have forgotten the Suspect Handling Procedures very quickly. This should be an eye opener for them. With all our experience this kind of people must be eliminated without any sympathy.

    Kandappa Thursday, 02 December 2010 02:13 AM

    There must be an organised gang behind this operation. Otherwise he won't simply kill himself.

    Rohantha Wednesday, 01 December 2010 11:18 AM

    What?? ...Has he been taken into the Police Station without being searched properly?...I think first of all basics will have to be taught to our police force.

    DM Reader Wednesday, 01 December 2010 11:30 AM

    Poor guy blew himself just for GANJA? ... there should b a reason behind... sorry about the injured officers..

    drake 84 Wednesday, 01 December 2010 11:35 AM

    the like and dislike option is taken off?? wonder why?

    Saman/South Africa Wednesday, 01 December 2010 12:01 PM

    Sorry for the officers,but they pay the price for negligence

    jayagoda Wednesday, 01 December 2010 12:14 PM

    leagalize ganja, at least in nuwaraeliya.

    no name Wednesday, 01 December 2010 12:22 PM

    WIKILEAKS !!!!

    clueless Wednesday, 01 December 2010 01:08 PM

    Yes they searched, but found only the 16g of ganja but not the 1kg grenade!!!

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