Minor explosion in Fort (2nd lead)
Police Spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekara
said that the bomb was placed under
a parked Litace van. SSP Gunasekara added that 250 grams of explosives may
have been used. The Police are continuing further investigations.
Minor explosion near Khan Clock Tower - Malwaththa Road, Colombo
A minor explosion
has been reported in Colombo Fort short while ago. According to the
police sources, a suspected improvised explosive device (IED) has
been exploded inside a vehicle.
[Updated: 12.55 p.m.
Adequate food supplies for Wanni
UN representatives allowed to accompany convoys
to witness distribution:
COLOMBO: Dismissing certain reports about a
shortage of food and other essential items in the Wanni, Essential
Services Commissioner S.B.Divarathna said yesterday that there was
enough stocks for six months stored in Vavuniya, and these would be
delivered continuously to Mullaitivu and Kilinochchi.
President concludes UN visit
NEW YORK: President Mahinda Rajapaksa left New
York on Friday after attending the 63rd Session of the United
Nations General Assembly and meeting with several world leaders and
participating in high level discussions on global measures to combat
terrorism, and progress on achieving the Millennium Development
One dead, nine injured in Vavuniya blast
Vavuniya: One civilian died and nine were
injured due to a suicide attack which took place around 3.05 p.m. in
Vavuniya town yesterday.