Public urged not to be fooled by false information

(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Police requested the public not to be deceived by false information while assuring that there was no reason to panic over an isolated car parked near a catholic church in Mattakkuliya.

In addition, the Police also reassured the public that there was no cause for alarm regarding a suspicious parcel left near a school in Miriswatte, Gampaha.

Police spokesman S P Ruwan Gunasekara called on the public not to be deceived by the spread of false information, adding that investigations had been carried regarding the parked vehicle in Mattakkuliya and the abandoned parcel near a school in Miriswatte.

The Police investigations had revealed that the vehicle had been parked by the owner in that particular location following an engine failure last night.

Meanwhile, Army Spokesman Major General Sumith Athapattu said that the Army had carried out an examination of the parcel following rumors of a suspicious package near a school in Gampaha but nothing was found within the parcel.

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