Tuesday, April 08,  2008
      Editorial:The battle of Katussas (chameleons)
Jeyaraj Fernandopulle Assassination
Police blame organizers
for not taking precautions

The Police yesterday blamed the organizers of Sunday’s Sinhala New Year celebrations at Weliweriya, where a suicide bomber blew himself up killing Minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle and 14 others, including National athletic coach Lakshman de Alwis and ‘Marathon Karu’, for not ensuring tighter security arrangements at the venue.
Police investigations found that security arrangements had not been what they should have been for the visit of a government politician.
The minister had visited the venue of the celebration at 6.30 in the morning, to flag off the marathon, but as the organizers were not ready he had left and ...

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Pic by Kamal Wanniarachchi

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