KANDY: A bomb hoax delayed train and bus services to Kandy yesterday (08).
The morning intercity express train from Kandy to Colombo was halted near the Peradeniya Railway station following information of a parcel bomb in a compartment.
The train was stopped outside the station platform and was checked by police who found a parcel containing clothes.
The train resumed its journey after about 20 minutes.
Meanwhile, a bus bound for Kandy from Katugastota was halted near Mahaiyawa before noon on information of a suspected parcel bomb in it.
Police searched the bus after closing the road between Kandy and Katugastota.
Motor vehicles were diverted on alternative routes to Kandy and Peradeniya.
After an extensive check police found it was a hoax.