Children should not tamper with strange objects, warn Police
The Police Public Relations Unit request parents and teachers to
educate children to keep away and not to tamper with objects found in
the Northern and Eastern Provinces which might be ordnance and
The Police made the request as several persons, including children
were killed and many critically injured following explosions of objects
found in the North and the East in the recent past.
"If anyone, specially children, find an object which they cannot
recognise, they should keep away from it and alert parents or any other
"Calling 119 is also a good option. It is extremely dangerous to
examine, tamper or carry them as they might explode at any time," Police
"In most incidents, explosions occurred when children tampered with
abandoned ordnances or while trying to inspect them." Recently two
children, aged 17 and 15, from Puliankulama died while three others were
injured when they were inspecting an object they found.
The floating object in the shallow seas subsequently exploded. The
Army and other de-mining teams have cleared the populated areas, but,
there might be some undetected ordnances left behind by terrorists.