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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2956

Sri Lanka: Minister dies

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 08 January, ( Nation Building Minister D.M.Dasanayaka was succumbed to his injuries, a short while ago.

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 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.

- Asian Tribune -

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