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Sunday, May 18, 2008
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The UNP has dismissed a government bid to blame Friday’s LTTE suicide bomb attack near the Presidential Secretariat (old Parliament) on their party and the SLMC as a silly attempt to deceive the masses. by making an already bad situation worse.

UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake accused the state media of turning the latest breach of security and negligence on the part of the government into a political issue thereby making an already bad situation worse. The LTTE struck hot on the heels of government announcement of a special 11-day security plan launched on May 15 in view of Vesak. In a statement posted on the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) website headlined ‘SpeciaL...

These Women Police Constables (WPCs) grieve for their colleagues killed in last Friday’s suicide blast in Colombo Fort, as they leave the Colombo National Hospital. The death toll has now risen to 11.
(Pic by Kamal Bogoda)



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