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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2765

Bomb targets Nation Building Minister

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 08 January, ( A Ministerial convoy carrying Minister D.M. Dasanayake came under suspected LTTE claymore attack near Tudela – Rukmani Devi Junction, 6 km away from the Katunayake International Air Port, on the Colombo - Negombo main road, located in Ja-Ela, this morning around 10.35 a.m., while the Minister was proceeding towards Colombo, to attend Parliament.

Eleven persons including five security personnel in the Ministerial Security Division (MSD) serving the convoy were wounded along with the Minister of Nation Building and Development Dasanayake who was inside the car at the time of the blast.

All the injured were rushed to the Ragama Teaching Hospital.

"The minister has sustained serious injuries, and hospitalised, the sources said

It is believed that LTTE or their aides who have infiltrated Colombo, were behind this gruesome attack on Colombo – Negambo highway when the traffic was very heavy.

- Asian Tribune -

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