Some bombs which had been abandoned during the final war in Muliwaikkal of Muliatheevu District had explode at around noon. A paddy field in extent of 2 acre which was abandoned for 10 years was cleared yesterday by the owner and fire was put to debris in the field.
As this was an area where the final battle was fought, the owner and his labourer had gone away to some distance as a precautionary measure. Fortunately they have escaped the explosion.
It is notable that although the war had ended for ten years now, the UXO have not been remove completely.