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Several fragments suspected to be from a meteorite have fallen into a home garden near parliament at Battaramulla this morning, an official said. 
 
Prof. Chandana Jayaratne of the Colombo University, who visited the site, told Daily Mirror online that these objects had been removed from the spot, where they were originally believed to have fallen.
 
“Most of the evidence has been destroyed as the residents had put these objects into the garbage dump,” he said. However Prof. Jayaratne said investigations were underway to check the authenticity of these objects.

Domestic aide K. Bandulasiri said he saw some unusual rock-like fragments at about 6 a.m. when he was sweeping the garden and had thrown them into the garbage pit.

“When I was sweeping the garden in the morning I saw some white pieces scattered all over and I threw them into the garbage dump,” he told Daily Mirror.

House owner C. Gunathilaka said after seing the unusual objects he had telephoned the Moratuwa University and thereafter contacted Professor Chandana Jayaratne about the fallen fragments.

Prof. Jayaratne said it was a rock type meteorite and in a day or two would be able to confirm whether it was from a meteorite.

Prof. Jayaratne advised people not to destroy evidence which was vital to carry out the required tests.

“It is a great loss when you destroy the evidence, and inform us about the incident. When you see such objects, what you should do is to cover it with a basin or a piece of oil cloth. We can guess the direction and the impact by investigating the depth of the cave. Some more objects may have been scattered around the spot. When you destroy the vital evidence, we lose the basic evidence which can be tested on. In this case we have to carry out an expensive test to find out what the elements were made up of,” Prof. Jayaratne added. (Ajith siriwardana & Darshana Sanjeewa)
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  • Punny Pellow Saturday, 09 February 2013 02:24 AM

    Must be a sixer from the parliment or maybe from Sananth.

    Andare Friday, 08 February 2013 07:34 AM

    Oh my god, Meteorite fragments have missed the target location--------- parliamentary premises????????

    Dee Friday, 08 February 2013 07:46 AM

    Just missed the kess gus.

    Ramzeel Friday, 08 February 2013 07:48 AM

    Wish a full meteor falls on the Parliament for all the lies that are said.

    Justice Seeker Friday, 08 February 2013 08:03 AM

    not again, let us live.

    Vajira Herath Friday, 08 February 2013 08:09 AM

    this is for sure "ANTHARJATHIKA KUMANTHRANAYAK" isn't it Wimal? ;-)

    Geriatrix Friday, 08 February 2013 08:13 AM

    Dont worry.. they are in the process of refining their aim and projectile

    rehan Friday, 08 February 2013 08:16 AM

    bull shit. diverting ppls minds

    Qatar Friday, 08 February 2013 08:28 AM

    May be appachichi's kakka stones

    Qatar Friday, 08 February 2013 08:30 AM

    May be appachchi's kakka stones..

    wild Friday, 08 February 2013 08:50 AM

    U.S Drones are traget practicing on Wimal W !! Their next traget won't me missed !!

    Shan Friday, 08 February 2013 09:04 AM

    This is nothing other than Nonsense. Making people fools.

    Punchi Banda Friday, 08 February 2013 09:44 AM

    Extra terrestrials trying to destabilize Lanka, isn't it Wimal ??

    Nithya Friday, 08 February 2013 09:46 AM

    This is also an indication our country is becoming the wonder
    of Asia.

    ANTON Friday, 08 February 2013 10:08 AM

    Hey believe me, in some week ends pieces of meteorite fell on to my roof specially when I turned up my music player, seems aliens don't like music.

    Silva Friday, 08 February 2013 08:20 PM

    Don't worry guys. As usual we can blame LTTE & diaspora.

    perera Sunday, 10 February 2013 06:06 AM

    SO IT MISSED THAT BIG HOUSE OF NUTTERS IN BATTARAMULLA

    Shafrron terroist Friday, 08 February 2013 11:00 AM

    Transformers have landed......

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 February 2013 12:07 AM

    Natural Justice

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 February 2013 12:11 AM

    NASA Is Dumping Their Waste In Sri Lanka.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 February 2013 12:18 AM

    These Days If Throw Stones To Somebody Garden. They Will Think They Are Meteorites.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 February 2013 12:18 AM

    There Is No Harm In Meteorites, But If U See A Large One Approaching Just Ring 911

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 February 2013 12:20 AM

    They Are Warning Signs That Sanctions Are Coming.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 February 2013 12:24 AM

    The University Professors Will Be Occupied In Analyzing All Suspicious Stones In The Country.

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 10 February 2013 07:34 AM

    Not only imperialists, even the alien planetary beings are also conspiring against us, isnt it Minister Weerawansa.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 February 2013 12:32 AM

    Have A Minister For Unidentified Flying Objects. At Least He Can Organize A Counter Attack

    Kodithuwakkuarachchi Friday, 08 February 2013 12:21 PM

    K. Balasundari was lucky that they did not fall on her head.

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 February 2013 01:23 AM

    Sri Lanka Will Soon Become The International Center For Unidentified Objects

    Lucky Weeramantry Saturday, 09 February 2013 01:29 AM

    Amazing Country! Now We Are Getting Recognized As An Scientific Research Center For NASA

    Rosh Friday, 08 February 2013 12:37 PM

    Oh God - make it a meteoroid next time, and make it a few hundred meters away from today's target. Thank you.


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