Vehicle blast in Wilpattu national park, 8 feared dead

[TamilNet, Saturday, 27 May 2006, 16:51 GMT]
A tourist vehicle with eight persons on board was feared blown in a bomb blast Saturday noon, northwest of Willpattu national park, fellow tourists from Colombo have complained to Nochchiyagama Police. Wilpattu, the largest national park and a refuge for elephants and leopards, was re-opened after the 2002 Ceasefire agreement. Sri Lanka Army sources in Colombo, confirmed the blast, and said casualty details were not known.

The Wilpattu wildlife sanctuary, which remained closed for nearly 14 years due to the war, was re-opened after the 2002 February Ceasefire Agreement.

 

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