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Sergeant Major remanded in Kahagolla bus explosion

Police yesterday arrested an Army Sergeant Major in connection with the bus explosion in Kahagolla, Diyathalawa concluding a full scale inquiry.

Nineteen passengers including seven Army personnel and five Air Force personnel sustained injuries from the explosion that occurred in a private bus plying from Bandarawela to Diyathalawa on February 21.

Police conducting investigations arrested an Army Sergeant Major attached to the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Regiment, who was in the bus. He was receiving treatment at the Diyathalawa hospital following the explosion. He was remanded till Marc h 16 by the Bandarawela Magistrate.