11 August, 2020

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Salawa Army Camp Fire: CID, Army Carry Out Separate Investigations, As STF In Special Defusing Operation

The STF today launched a special operation to defuse unexploded explosive devices outside the Salawa Army Camp in Kosgama, following yesterday’s fire, which killed one soldier, injured 8, while at least another 37 other who were admitted due to minor issues such as breathing problems were released from hospital.Kosgama blast

Law and Order Minister Sagala Ratnayake ordered the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) to commence an immediate investigation to ascertain the reason behind the fire at the camp’s armoury on Sunday evening, which resulted in subsequent explosions, while the Army will carry out it’s own separate investigation into the incident.

By Monday morning, the fire at the camp was brought under control, and residents living within a one kilometer radius were informed that it was safe to return back to their homes.

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  • 15
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    yamapalane is shining so bright and that makes us go blind !.

    these incompetent and impotent yamapalakayas can’t even take care of an armoury let alone the national security.

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      The indiscipline and incompetency of the armed forces are the main reason for this disaster. Don’t blame anything else.

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      It should be a well planned disaster. Mahinda Rajapakse & Gotapaya Rajapakse group should be behind this attack. Recently there were attcks on electricity stations. Now they have moved further towards arms and ammunitions. They are capable of doing anything to come to power including large scxale massacre of Sinhalese. Half of the Sinhalese who voted against Mahinda are enemies of Rajapakse regime. It is time for the government to take serious about Mahinda group.

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      ballah

      “yamapalane is shining so bright and that makes us go blind !.”

      How can a person go blind if the person is already blind? I am talking about you.

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        stupid vedda, i was looking for a fool…there you are. you never disappoint us

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          Ballah, there are heaps of extrements for you man.. what to attack anyone here – you could better do your job properly. Rajaakshe will cover your bum so long their loyal JOURNOS run lanken media mafia.

          • 2
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            samuel, still whitewashing yamapalane???? you must be ashamed of yourself for betraying the country by supporting yamapalane…

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          ballah

          “stupid vedda, i was looking for a fool…there you are. you never disappoint us”

          Look at the mirror which could save you time, money and energy.

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            To look at the mirror, he should have eyes ? Do you think he has ?

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              Bunjappu

              “To look at the mirror, he should have eyes ? Do you think he has ?”

              Yes I believe he/she/it has at least one. He/she/it looks through his/her/its racist tinted glasses.

              At first I thought you were referring to his mind’s eye. I regret to say he/she/it does not possess the ability to imagine or remember images or scenes.

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            stupid vedda, i knew you would admit that you’re a fool

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    [Edited out]

  • 19
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    Slowly but surely natural justice is gradually dawning for what happened in the north. No one can escape this karma.

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      That would be true if mortars started hitting torornto and London

      • 5
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        Truth is bitter and sometimes difficult to digest. It is the same with karma.

      • 3
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        Truth will always be bitter, similar to the dream that this should have happened elsewhere where it did not happen.

    • 5
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      History Repeat itself! now the Sinhalese are realizing and experiencing these heavy weapons made havoc in the North & East killing thousands innocent Tamil civilians for the past 30 years.

      1. Sinhalese are getting killed by their own bombs stored underground to massacre the Tamils in the North and East

      2. Sinhalese are getting displaced as refugees to other areas.

      3. houses are destroyed by their own bombs meant for the tamils living in the North and East.

  • 9
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    Ballah your comment proves that you’re spineless.
    Let me guess the only reason you blame the government is because you cannot blame the military ( responsible for security of the armory ) without getting blasted by everyone at CT.
    You’re free to express your views but if its stupid better to be silent than make a fool of yourself.

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      yohan, you sound like a yamapalane voter who helped to betray the sinhalese and the country.

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        WHERE ON THE EARTH EVEN IF YAHAPALA IS NOT 100% in action to against it. YOU GUYS SHOULD BE ANIMALS BY YOUR Birth

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          samuel, you are even worse than animals because you’re supporting yamapalane

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    The availability of fire extinguishers which were inspected periodically, at the arms depot and whether they were used needs investigation. Also whether the storage areas were inspected daily needs investigation.

    Other countries have “Fire Marshals” who are specialists in determining sources and causes of fires.

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      Fire extinguishers can be of only very limited use when it comes to tackling explosions in ammunition dumps. Safe storage and preventive measures are the best approach to avoid the likelihood of accidents.

  • 10
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    Why no one is questioning, why this army is buying and keeping these weapons – how many wars we had so far with other countries. Do we need all these weapons while poor people are staving. So-many innocent Tamils were blast into pieces by these same weapons. I do not think karma is punishing the right people who gave instruction to blow Tamils. Eventually the affected Tamils will get justice. Hope for the best. We wonder why some people suffer more than others,because the residual karma from our parents and grand parents.

  • 5
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    Separate Investigations by CID, Army.

    On intelligence Thiruvalluvar in his wisdom says “To get at the truth, engage three spies with identity of one being unknown to the other. If all three findings agree give credence to them”.

  • 2
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    Something fishy about this fire.

    We have seen major fires in government institutions when an audit is to be made where important paperwork go up in smoke.

    I will not be surprised if something akin to this was the reason for the fire. Knowing what my countrymen are capable of I will not be surprised if this is the case.

  • 0
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    This incident is one of many planned perhaps in Washington, that will unfold in Sri Lanka with end result being US bases in Trincomalee and Hambantota (yes, all sundry will declare ‘good enough /deep for US war ships’), and brothels all over Colombo to service US personnel.
    First was the Nazir Ahmed acting out /’incident’. Then this ‘fire’ to disarm Sri Lanka! Many more attacks of this nature to destroy Sri Lanka’s security will take place before US arrives on our shores. So lock up your daughters, sisters, mothers….even grandmothers!

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