Military spokesperson informed, "Sixty people inside the police station have been killed. Most of them are policemen."
The truck, which was carrying explosives, was parked next to the police station in Karadiyanaru, near the eastern port of Batticaloa, when it exploded.
According the military sources, the explosives were to be delivered to a rock quarry.
Earlier sources said that two foreign citizens were among the dead.
Thugh he gave no details on their nationality but local media reported they were Chinese.