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Forces on the lookout for more explosive laden lorries

The security forces were on high alert after the discovery of another explosive laden lorry in Trincomalee on Friday. This was the second such lorry detected by the security forces within the month of June. The Navy acting on a tip off apprehended a freezer truck which was transporting fish from Trincomalee to Colombo.
The lorry was laden with C-4 high explosives weighing over 1,000 kilograms. The driver of the vehicle, a resident of Point Pedro, Jaffna was apprehended and handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department for further interrogation while the owner of the lorry is believed to have fled to India according to police sources.
A similar detention was made by Police at Kotavehera in Kurunegala on June 1. The lorry detained in Kurunagala was also packed with over 1000 kilograms of C-4 explosives.
The quantity of explosives packed into each of these two lorries were nearly as double as to the amount used by the LTTE in the Central Bank bombing in 1996, which devastated the commercial hub of Colombo.

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