An explosion has taken place in Piliyandala bus stand a short while ago. The blast has occurred inside a Kahapola-Piliyandala bus which was about to depart from the bus stand. It is reported that the bus was full of passengers when the bomb went off.
According to latest information 16 civillians have been killed and another 40 more have been injured.
The bus bombing bears all hallmarks of Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE).