Bus blast kills 15 civilians, injures 23 in Kebithigollewa
This is the second such attack on a civilian bus
in the Kebithigollewa area. Sixty four civilians including 12
children were killed when a claymore mine targeting a bus was
detonated by the LTTE on June15 last year.
2,352 freed after questioning
Only around 100 people out of the 2,554 arrested
by Security Forces on Sunday still remain in custody, Prime Minister
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake told Parliament yesterday.
SLMC not prepared to stoop to conspirators’ level - Hassen
Denying recent rumours regarding an about turn
by the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) at the Budget vote on
December 14, party General Secretary Hassen Ali said they had
already received positive signals from the Government regarding
their grievances and would be meeting the President to sort out