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Last Updated : Apr 23, 2019 04:35 PM IST | Source: PTI

Sri Lanka capital on high alert following reports of explosives-laden van

The alert came as the island nation observed a day of national mourning for over 320 people killed in a series on blasts on Easter Sunday.

Sri Lanka on April 23 placed all police stations in Colombo on high alert as police were hunting for an unidentified container truck and a van, believed to be carrying explosives.

A warning issued by the Director of Security at the Colombo Harbour said intelligence had found information that an unidentified container truck and a van carrying a potential explosive device was heading towards Colombo.

Search operations are currently underway at the Colombo Harbour for the potential threat.

The alert came as the island nation observed a day of national mourning for over 320 people killed in a series on blasts on Easter Sunday.
First Published on Apr 23, 2019 04:20 pm
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