Loud explosions, bright lights in Southern Province – likely meteorites

Loud explosions, bright lights in Southern Province – likely meteorites

Loud explosions, bright lights in Southern Province – likely meteorites

Written by Keshala Dias

19 Oct, 2017 | 7:58 am

Astronomers say that meteorites could have caused the explosions heard in the Southern Province along with a bright light, on Wednesday.

Director of the Astronomy Division of the Colombo University, Professor Chandana Jayaratne, said residents of the area need not fear this occurrence. The incident occurred at about 9 p.m. on Wednesday. Residents disturbed by the incident led to unrest in certain areas.

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