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The passengers of the Colombo -- Badulla train (which was scheduled to leave at 8.00 pm.) were evacuated this evening after a telephone call was received by the 119 police emergency unit about a bomb, a Railway security source said.

He said an emergency call was given by a passenger who said that there was a bag which was suspected to contain a bomb in a compartment.

All the passengers had been evacuated and the train which was halted at platform 3, was moved out of the station by Police Special Task Force personnel-- and the bomb squad and sniffer dogs had arrived at the scene, he said.

Police had not been able to find anything suspicious and had said it was safe for the train to proceed.

Police and the STF checked the baggage and the passengers as they got back on the train
The train left Colombo Fort Station at 10.30 pm. (Chaturanga Pradeep)

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  • George Tuesday, 27 December 2016 07:03 AM

    152nd anniversary remembrance ...

    Kadiya Tuesday, 27 December 2016 07:17 AM

    And we can guess who are behind this disruption!

    shanthapriya Tuesday, 27 December 2016 09:55 AM

    the caller himself was a passenger. He says the bag is suspicious. his action has to be appreciated

    Bala Monday, 26 December 2016 11:07 PM

    Trace the phone call which looks like a hoax.

    Vicky Tuesday, 27 December 2016 12:42 AM

    There are some people working very hard to disturb our day to day living for their own agenda. Think about your own country before you think about your own agenda.


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