A suspect exploded a hand grenade at the premises of the Nuwara Eliya Police Station today. One person has been killed and another 16 injured.
The Police initiated action to examine a bus which was plying from Kataragama to Hatton in the Nuwara Eliya area. They succeeded in apprehending a person who possessed a stock of Cannabis. He was taken to the Nuwara Eliya Police Station for further examination. Thereafter, he had exploded the hand grenade. 14 injured Police officers have been admitted to the Nuwara Eliya hospital. Two civilians area also injured. It is revealed that the suspect who exploded the hand grenade is an Army deserter. Inquiries are in progress.