Now salmon ‘bombs’
A major disaster was averted when police detected 11 tins of Salmon
packed with detonators inside a household in the Chilaw area before it
exploded, Police Media Spokesman, SSP Ranjith Gunesekera told the Daily
The salmon tins were picked up by a man who spotted them lying on the
Chilaw beach three weeks ago. He later took them away and kept it at his
home not knowing its contents.
According to SSP Gunesekera the detonators had been smuggled by
terrorists to detonate large bombs elsewhere. The detonators were
discovered accidentally when children in the household playing with a
salmon tin sustained injures when a tin exploded suddenly. Chilaw police
are investigating to ascertain the destination of the salmon tins and
who smuggled them to the beach.