Barely a week after a series of blasts rocked Sri Lanka,
a fresh blast was heard from a vacant land behind the magistrates’ court in the town of Pugoda,
40 kilometres east of the national capital of Colombo on Thursday, news agency Reuters reported.
Police said they were investigating the explosion.
The explosion comes within four days after eight bomb blasts ripped through Lanka three days ago, sending ripples across the world.
Cold-blooded West Asian terror group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the Easter attack.
The blasts marked the deadliest slew of attacks witnessed by the country since the end of a civil war a decade ago.
Three churches in Kochchikade, Negombo and Batticaloa were the primary targets, along with three high-profile hotels of Shangri-La, Kingsbury and Cinnamon Grand hotel in Colombo.
Though the blasts were claimed by Islamic State through its mouthpiece Amaq news agency,
the Sri Lankan government has pointed its finger at local Islamist group National Thowheeth Jama’ath.