Bomb explodes in Sri Lanka near Ministry of Finance
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Earlier in the day, a government minister was killed by a roadside bomb. This blast has been blamed on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) by government officials.
The deputy director of the government teaching hospital in the town of Ragama, Lalini Gurusinghe, announced the death of the minister. The explosion took place in Ja-Ela, a town some 12 miles north of Colombo.
- AFP. "Blast heard in Sri Lanka capital: police" — , January 8, 2008
- Ranga Sirilal and Shihar Aneez. "Sri Lanka minister killed by roadside blast" — , January 8, 2008
- Associated Press. "Bomb Kills Sri Lanka Government Minister" — , January 8, 2008