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An old suicide jacket weighing more than three kilos was found hidden inside a room of a rest house in Kataragama this morning, the police said.

The detection was made by the police after the suicide jacket was found by a man who came to undertake some repairs  in the rest house. Police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said that upon finding the kit, the person immediately informed the Katharagama police. It is suspected that the suicide jacket belonged to the LTTE and during the conflict the person who was carrying it may have hidden it in the store room following a failed mission.

It was found hidden inside a used tyre which was in a store room. The police have recorded ten statements from the manager and the employees of the rest house and the army bomb disposal unit was called to the scene. The suicide kit contained the following serial number, S.R.P 014B, along with two detonators.

The pilgrims staying at the rest house were also subject to the search carried out by the police at the time the suicide jacket was recovered.
The guest house consisting 65 small rooms is situated opposite President’s College in Katharagama and is in close proximity to the ‘Menik Sisila’ holiday resort used by police officers.

SP Rohana said that the Government Analyst is to visit the scene and hand over the report within the next few days. Following his inspection the suicide jacket will be defused with the assistance of the Army.

No persons had been arrested so far but the manager of the rest house and his employees are under police surveillance till the investigations are concluded, the police said.

The Katharagama police are conducting further investigations into the incident. (Supun Dias, M.K Nandasena and Nayanadeva Bandara)




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  • Dee Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:46 AM

    What about the LTTE elements roaming in full power now? are 'Alignments' for you?

    Dee Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:57 AM

    you got one correct. No Future. congrats.

    Mfzansr Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:08 AM

    Reminds those terrible days...

    Nodrog Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:46 AM

    Hard to believe...theres a hidden story behind this.

    Kasthuri Tuesday, 31 January 2012 10:37 AM

    Seems Labby is very happy about it!

    sharan Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:39 AM

    Courtsey the TNA.

    Labby Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:37 AM

    here we go again ...

    Ranath Tuesday, 31 January 2012 06:19 AM

    President should be vigilant. SL has no future without him.

    Darren Tuesday, 31 January 2012 06:32 AM

    LTTE elements well supported by some Sri Lankans like SF are trying their level best to destroy Hon. Mahinda Rajapakse and his family.Remember we won't keep quite.So be careful all Sri Lankan LTTE supporters.

    Aristotle Tuesday, 31 January 2012 06:37 AM

    Check "Sri Kota" too.

    Saman Tuesday, 31 January 2012 07:22 AM

    It is call Pilgrimage

    Fair N Square Tuesday, 31 January 2012 05:27 PM

    First charge the hotel for unhealthy maintainence... where are the PHI's? Then charge em for aiding and abetting = harbouring terrorists. Well one had stayed there anyways...

    Dee Tuesday, 31 January 2012 08:08 AM

    more backups now

    Justin Tuesday, 31 January 2012 08:07 AM

    Don't talk noncence.Leave Sarath Foseka alone

    lord Merckel Tuesday, 31 January 2012 08:36 AM

    Don forget that SF is a commited soldier who fought bravely against LTTE. Release him. then he will eradicate the rest of the LTTE.

    TMA Tuesday, 31 January 2012 08:43 AM

    No wonder when LTTE military head is UPFA's secratary

    ROSHAIAr Tuesday, 31 January 2012 08:54 AM

    This is absolutely big joke and also somebody making sabotage political solution

    koko jumbo Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:00 AM

    These are dramas of Govenment .. if not their own plots for enemies...
    SF .. Ranil are great men we have .. protect them.. !

    gayan Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:13 AM

    Nice drama by the gov. we have read this script

    Senior Citizen Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:15 AM

    Is this a resthouse? Or a slum?

    easy wara Tuesday, 31 January 2012 09:26 AM

    missing the enemy


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