6:49 AM

Suspect in the bus bomb blast in Polgolla arrested

Military spokesperson Brigadier Udaya Nanayakk said to Asian Tribune that the suspect who involved bomb explosion in Polgolla was apprehended by civilians and handed over to police.One Senior Police officer from Kandy said to Asian Tribune that the suspect who had trigged the remote control devise was seen running after the bus and civilians who saw him running, chased, apprehended and hand over him to the police.

The identity of the civilian-arrested suspect was not disclosed. Police said investigations are going on.In the meantine Asian Tribune learnt that 20 passengers were onboard at the time of the blast.The bus, bearing number cp HG 7503, was plying from Waththegama to Kandy, and the explosion occurred near the Teachers' Training School in Polgolla.