Jaffna blast kills 2, injures 8

15 February 2010 11:13 am - 25     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Gandhya Senanayake

Two students were killed and eight others injured following an accidental explosion in Jaffna a short while ago, the police said. The injured were rushed to the Jaffna Hospital.

According to the police, the students had picked up a ball like object from the road and had later thrown it away after being suspicious.  Upon throwing it, the objected had exploded killing two students and injuring eight others.  Investigations into the incident is underway. 

  Comments - 25

  • Monday, 15 February 2010 11:24 AM


    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:24 AM

    No wonder. Army and police have new duties rather than protecting national security. Their new duties include searching places, arresting opponents, coming to court asking permission to stop protests, speaking to media, etc.

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:26 AM

    I thought LTTE is fully washed off according to Govt. If so whoe is responsible for this.

    Monday, 15 February 2010 01:57 PM

    OMG, who is there in Jaffna to keep explosives things.
    still jaffna suffer.

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:37 AM

    Govt voters are not there only SF's voters majority. so logically they have to answer - maybe JVP/UNP can take the responsibility

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:42 AM

    Praba ghost is still around

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:44 AM

    He is alive

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:45 AM

    How did you come to this conclusion of finding a ball like thing by students and throwing it has caused the blast. then what is the inquiry that is going on for what caused the blasts. There should be a limit to lying by this Govt. They simply dont know what they are doing. Now they will say GF's supporters did it to cause problems. Or Gen. ge kattiyage kumantranayak jathyanthara blawegath ekka ekathuwela anduwa apahasuthawayata pathkaranna. Before the Gen.Election Propaganda started even they are trying to scare the Tamil Public.

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:47 AM

    Story is very simple. General's elite ex soldiers are going to over throw the present government. Soon you will recieve a vedio clip stating that if they do not release their hero they will start blowing up places in Colombo. Or better they will blow few places in Colombo and South and the GOTA will say this was all planed by the General. These are all done by the government in order to make their story stand when they meet the Senior Hamudurows.

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:55 AM

    there are millions of war materials spread in the north. No one should pick those objects but report the forces.
    No point balming the gov or SF.
    stupid comments given by all you guys.

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:55 AM

    This is an election gundu ...............

    Monday, 15 February 2010 12:02 PM

    The students are victims of a sinister act executed by those with power and vested interests

    Monday, 15 February 2010 07:12 PM

    Now almost nine months since the end of the war. People cannot live a normal life and the war materials are still to be cleared - innocent children have to give up their lives???

    Monday, 15 February 2010 12:18 PM

    YES. if someone gets pregnant, govt should be blamed. Nice logic

    Monday, 15 February 2010 12:23 PM

    Is it to justify the Russian Arms deal by the Maha (J) Rajah

    Monday, 15 February 2010 12:26 PM

    Still there is some kind of power in hands

    Monday, 15 February 2010 12:26 PM

    Jaffna 15 years under control by foreces so , government full resposible for this young life.

    Monday, 15 February 2010 12:41 PM

    has come back...lol

    Monday, 15 February 2010 12:43 PM

    Don't Play With Bombs !.

    Monday, 15 February 2010 10:54 PM

    Like it or not, many more residents in the once LTTE cotrolled areas will die, or be maimed, by unexploded mines that were laid during the recently ended conflict. I dare say that this will go on for the next 5 to 10 years.

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:25 PM

    So, they were busy "clearing mines" but couldn't see a bomb, lying around, that was so easily seen by school kids. Tragic indeed. Jaffna has been in the control of SLA since 1995. Can someone explain how this bomb was left lying around in a school compound where it is known that a large number of children come together?

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:20 AM


    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:21 AM

    Gov, take the responsibility without telling it's LTTE.

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:21 AM

    Now who is responsible for this ??. Will the Govt blame SF ?

    Monday, 15 February 2010 11:21 AM


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