Defence Ministry refutes bomb scare news

The Defense Ministry yesterday issued a statement refuting news stories on an alleged terrorist attack similar to the Easter Sunday bombing suspected to be carried with the help of army personal.

“A news of an attack similar to the Easter Sunday incident to be launched with the assistance of some Army personnel is now circulating in the internet, print and electronic media.” The Defence Ministry said.

“It is firmly stated that this news is totally fabricated and published with malice to tarnish the image of the Sri Lanka Army.” The Ministry highlighted.

“Further, it could create an unnecessary fear among the pubic disturbing their daily routine. Investigations to identify the persons connected to this incident are now being conducted by the Sri Lanka Army and the Criminal Investigation Department.”

“Public is requested not to be alarmed over baseless news published by various groups with different interests.” The Ministry further noted.