Bomb hoax in Ne­gombo school

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - NEWS - BY PRASAD MUTHUKUDA

Stu­dents of a girls school in Ne­gombo were evac­u­ated yes­ter­day for a few hours af­ter an anony­mous caller had told the school’s tele­phone op­er­a­tor that a bomb had been planted some­where in the school.

All 3,000 stu­dents were evac­u­ated from the school build­ings within 20 min­utes af­ter the tele­phone call, sources said.

Im­me­di­ately the Air Force, Bomb Dis­posal Unit of the Army, po­lice and in­tel­li­gence au­thor­i­ties were in­formed about the tele­phone call but they could not find any­thing sus­pi­cious within the school premises.

A cer­e­mony was to be held in the school yes­ter­day and po­lice sus­pect that some­body who wanted to sab­o­tage the event had given the call.

How­ever, later the event was held as sched­uled.

Ne­gombo po­lice are con­duct­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions apart from the in­ves­ti­ga­tion or­dered by the Zonal Ed­u­ca­tion Di­rec­tor.

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