10 killed at PA rally

[TamilNet, Saturday, 18 December 1999, 17:30 GMT]
A bomb blast at an election meeting of Sri Lanka's ruling People's Alliance killed ten people and wounded several others, including three cabinet ministers , G.L.Peiris, Alavi Moulana and A.H.M.Fowzie today around 9.30 p.m.

A statement issued from the Presidential Secretariat said that President Kumaratunge is safe and that she was not wounded. The statement said 104 people were wounded and admitted to the National hospital in Colombo.

However, sources said ten people were killed in the blast, including the Colombo Deputy Inspector General of Police T.N.de Silva and some Buddhist monks.

 

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