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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2736

SL Police and Army conduct joint operations on morning blast

Sunil C. Perera in Colombo

Colombo, 08 January, ( Police and the army are conducting joint investigations into the claymore mine explosion that killed minister D.M. Dassanayaka.

Police spokesman senior DIG N.K. Illangakone said that it is believed that the mine was set in an unused land nearby. The vehicle carrying Minister D.M. Dassanayake came under a claymore mine attack in Ja-ela this morning. The minister succumbed to injuries at the Ragama Hospital.

The media centre for national security says another person has succumbed to injuries while 12 others are receiving treatment.

Minister D.M. Dassanayaka entered parliament from the Anamaduwa electorate in 1994.

At the time of his death he was the minister of Nation Building and Estate Infrastructure Development. He has also held several deputy minister portfolios.

- Asian Tribune -

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