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Another LTTE assassination attempt: Minister Maithripala Sirisena miraculously escapes

Colombo, 09 October, (Asiantribune.com): An LTTE woman suicide bomber made an abortive attempt on the life of Maithripala Sirisena, Minister of Agricultural Development & Agrarian Services Development, who is also the General Secretary of the ruling Sri Lanka Freedom Party.Minister Maithripala Sirisena has been a vociferous critic of the terrorist organization, was returning after a state function when the suicide bomber blew himself up.Minister Maithripala Sirisena has been a vociferous critic of the terrorist organization, was returning after a state function when the suicide bomber blew himself up.

Minister had a narrow escape from an LTTE assassination attempt this afternoon at about 1.15 PM, near Katuwala , Prirvena Road Junction on - Boralasgamuwa and Pilliyandala main road, when the Minister’s convoy was speeding past the location.

Minister and his convoy however escaped unaffected in the blast that triggered a thundering noise, but the explosion killed one civilian and injured three more, who were said to be innocent civilians, moving in the area.

Minister Maithripala Sirisena has been a vociferous critic of the terrorist organization, was returning after a state function when the suicide bomber blew himself up.

Initial reports said the suicide bomber after infiltrating the location has waited for some time until the Minister’s convoy passed by, according to Police reports.

However, one person have been killed and five others including Deputy Minister Siripala Gamlath have suffered injuries.

Also, according to the Director, Colombo National Hospital Accident Service, Secretary to Ministry of Agriculture who had been in one of the vehicles in the convoy has also sustained injuries.

Hospital sources said, five people have been admitted to the Teaching Hospital , Kalubowila.

- Asian Tribune -

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