Peradeniya police are investigating a fire cracker explosion at midnight on Saturday at Peradeniya University`s Hilda Obeysekera Hall.
The University Security Division is assisting the police to ascertain the reasons for the mysterious explosions and to establish whether it had anything to do with the LTTE`s Heroes` Day celebrations in the North.
The room in which the explosion took place was examined by the University Security Division but nothing suspicious was found.
Some persons occupying the room had allegedly made a complaint to the Peradeniya police that some items including compact disks and a mobile telephone were missing.
According to University sources, two Tamils, a temporary Research Assistant and a student of the Science Faculty were occupying this room.
Police said that since outsiders had not entered the hall till 2.45 am, the alleged robbery would have been committed by someone from within the hall.
In addition to inquiries on the instructions of Acting Chief Marshall Saman Rajkapakse, parallel inquiries were being held by the Peradeniya police. (182)