Grenade attack on UNP rally

[TamilNet, Sunday, 14 November 1999, 17:26 GMT]
One person died and at least 42 others were injured in a grenade attack this evening at a UNP meeting held at Eppawela, in the north-western province sources said.

About five minutes after the United National Party Presidential Candidate Ranil Wickremasinghe concluded his speech at the meeting, a grenade was thrown by some unidentified persons, sources said.

Among the wounded was a police sub-inspector the sources added.


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