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    Colombo Airport Operations Temporary Halted - Reports

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    The entry road to Colombo's main airport was closed after a suspicious vehicle was spotted at nearby car park, according to an airport police statement.

    According to reports, the car was parked in a parking lot near the capital's airport. Whether or not it actually poses a threat remains unknown.

    Also, security officials ordered a lockdown at the central bank due to a bomb threat; the street outside the bank, which is near Sri Lanka's World Trade Centre, was blocked to traffic.

    ​A spokesman for the Sri Lankan Air Force has said that the suspicious car parked near Colombo's airport was a false alarm.

    On Sunday, Sri Lanka was hit by a series of coordinated bombings in churches and hotels in the capital of Colombo and other cities, killing over 300 people and wounding at least 500 others.


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