"Kollupitya bomb blast won't affect peace process"- SLFP

[TamilNet, Wednesday, 07 July 2004, 17:38 GMT]
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), a major constituent in the ruling United Peoples Freedom Alliance government said in a statement issued Wednesday evening that the suicide bomb blast in the Kollupitya police station will not cause any adverse impact on the peace process and the implementation of the ceasefire agreement, political sources said.

The General Secretary of the SLFP Mr.Maithiripala Sirisena said in the statement that the suicide bomber had targeted Minister Douglas Devananda. The peace process and the ceasefire implementation would go on as usual.

The UPFA government has committed itself to take forward the peace process, the statement further said.

Four police officers including the Chief Inspector of Kollupitya Police were killed when a woman suicide bomber blewup herself Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been entrusted with the investigation the the suicide bomb attack, police said.

The Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) also commenced its inquiry into the suicide bomb attack in the heart of Colombo, sources said.

 

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