Sunday, April 6, 2008

Blast kills Sri Lankan minister

On Sunday, April 6, 15 people were killed by an alleged suicide bomber, who exploded himself at the start of a marathon race which was part of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebration in Weliveriya town, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka's national athletics coach Lakshman de Alwis, politician Jeyaraj Fernandopulle, and former Olympics runner K.A. Karunaratne were killed in the bombing which wounded 90 others.

Read the BBC story

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