12:40 PM

Claymore mine near Air Force Commander's

The Airforce has found a claymore mine near Summit Flats close to TNA MP Sivajilingham's house. The Air Force Commander's residence is also in close proximity.

The sources said, that the bomb is an improvised explosive device made out of C-4 high explosives, and also contained large amount of tiny steel balls. The weight of the bomb is about 1.5 Kg, the sources added.

Summit residencies are situated in the High Security Zone, Colombo. The civilians in the area have informed the police with regard to an unattended parcel appeared opposite the TNA parliamentarian's house this morning. The Air Force BD team has defused the bomb which had been made to trigger off by an electrical detonator.