A tense situation was created in some areas in the Gampaha and Kurunegala districts last night following a mysterious noise similar to an explosion.

However later it was revealed that the noise and the light could be from a falling meteorite of some magnitude. The Arthur C. Clark Center also claimed that the sound may have been caused by a meteorite explosion.

Police and the military confirmed there had been a loud sound of an explosion and a simultaneous glow in the sky but the cause of the noise is not known yet.