Minister of Agricultural Development & Agrarian Services Development and General Secretary of Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Maithripala Sirisena had a narrow escape from an LTTE assassination attempt this afternoon (Oct 9).
A female LTTE suicide bomber exploded herself targeting the vehicle convoy of the Minister at the Pirivena Junction , Boralasgamuwa around 1.15 PM. Police confirmed that the explosion has caused no harm to the Minister.
Seven others including Deputy Minister of Agrarian Services Siripala Gamlath have sustained injuries. According to the hospital sources , Minister Gamlath has suffered only minor injuries. Five of the injured have been admitted to the Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, the sources added. One of the injured has succumbed to injuries, latest hospital reports stated.