COLOMBO, Feb. 8 (Xinhua) -- Sri Lanka has launched an investigation over particles of a meteorite which fell on a house near the Sri Lankan parliament in the early hours of Friday, officials said.
The particles fell in the garden of the house and scientists who initially inspected it believe that it was part of a meteorite.
An official from Sri Lanka's Disaster Management Center (DMC) also confirmed to Xinhua of reports of meteorite particles falling near the house.
Senior lecturer in Physics at the University of Colombo and Consultant of Astronomy and Space Applications at the Arthur C. Clarke Center in Colombo, Dr. Chandana Jayaratne said that more tests need to be carried out on the particles and a report on the findings will be compiled soon.
Findings of meteorite particles in Sri Lanka have become common in the recent past with many locals from several parts of the country claiming to have found unusual particles in fields and gardens.
Meteorite particles were also recently found in Polonnaruwa in the North Central Province of the island and the particles are being tested by scientists to gather further information.