LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists target innocent civilians again .....
One civilian killed; Four schoolchildren among six injured in Tiger blast ....
10 March 2008
One of the children, who escaped injury in the bomb blast at Wellawatte yesterday (10) being taken away from the scene by an older sister (left). Some of her school mates were admitted to hospital. Pic by Kamal Wanniarachchi
Wellawatte LTTE terrorists have triggered-off an Improvised explosive Device (IED) targeting innocent civilians at Galle road in Wellawatte around 6.50 a.m. today, 10th March 2008. According to the initial reports, a civilian was killed and 4 School children received injuries due to the explosion. The Injured were rushed to the Teaching Hospital - Kalubowila, reports further said. Hospital sources said that 2 school girls and 2 school boys are among the victims who admitted to the Kalubowila teaching hospital. One of them is in critical condition, hospital sources further said.
Some of the recent bomb attacks in Cololmbo
Mt Lavinia Bomb attack (23 February 2008)
Colombo Fort Railway Station Bomb on 03 February 2008 (see details and photos in SPUR). http://www.spur.asn.au/LTTE_Suicide_Bomb_Colombo_Fort_Railway_Station_20080203.htm
Deliberate Grenade Attack on Animals in Dehiwela Zoo, Colombo http://www.spur.asn.au/LTTE_Bomb_20080203_Dehiwela_Zoo.htm
On 02 January 2008, LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists killed another two students, Pathum Divanka Chathura Dissanayake (14), and Malith Lasidu Bandara (16) LTTE_tamil Tigers Slave Island Bomb on 2008 January 02;
LTTE suspect held in Wellawatte blast - An LTTE suspect was arrested in connection with the Wellawatte bomb blast on Monday morning which killed a civilian and injured six others including four school children, OIC Wellawatte CI Mangala Dehideniya said. A cordon and search operation was conducted following the bomb blast in the immediate vicinity . "Initially we had taken over 40 suspects for questioning on Monday and of them 11 were detained including a female suspect. We are holding the a main suspect who might have connection with the bomb blast and the rest will be released", CI Dehideniya told the Daily News. He denied reports that the target was a VIP or any high profile figure but did not rule out the possibility of it being a police foot patrol aimed at creating panic. "According to the Government Analyst's report the explosives concealed in a parcel weighed less than 500gms. which could hardly cause damage to a vehicle. Therefore, we believe the LTTE placed this bomb to target a routine police patrol or to create tension and panic among the public", CI Dehideniya said. Four schoolchildren who were injured in the blast are still receiving treatment at the Kalubowila Hospital while two wounded civilians were discharged (full report in Daily News).
LTTE Attempts to Kill Tamil and Muslim School Children Whoever financially supports LTTE has blood on their hands..!- The bomb exploded near the Roxy Cinema in Wellawatta yesterday wounded four school children; all belong to Sri Lankan ethnic minorities. Wellawatte is known as “Little Jaffna” in Colombo, where a large number of Tamil people are living. The bomb which targeted school children was fixed to a flowerpot and got detonated as a person attempted to check the suspicious object. The four injured school children were Fathima Asma , Fathima Asna (Students of St. Paul’s Girls School, Milagiriya), Thiruchel Dilrukshan, Sivnesamurthi (Students of St. Mary’s College, Dehiwala). There are ethnic Tamils among the children injured by this attack of the self elected “liberator” of Tamils. This shameless attack once again proves that the LTTE is not a “Guerilla Force” as some media may recognize them. The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam - LTTE is just a set of “Murderous Thugs” and whoever financially supports LTTE has blood of these innocent children on their hands (Full report in Sinhalaya News)
Four schoolchildren among six injured in Tiger blast - COLOMBO: One person was killed and six injured in an explosion at Wellawatte yesterday morning. Among the six injured were four schoolchildren. According to police an explosive device was concealed in a parcel placed on the island separating the Galle Road carriageway. A beggar had been spotted trying to open the parcel which triggered off the explosion killing him on the spot. Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) placed by the Tigers targetted civilians. The incident occurred around 6.55 a.m. in Wellawatte close to the Roxy cinema along the Colombo-Galle road. "It is another barbaric act of the LTTE targeting innocent civilians. It is not the first time blood thirsty Tigers have targetted civilians in the South, in the face of defeat," Brigadier Nanayakkara told the Daily News. "According to an eyewitness, a beggar who spotted a parcel in a flower pot had attempted to open it, when the IED in the parcel went off killing him on the spot," OIC Wellawatte, CI Mangala Dehideniya said. He said the victim had not yet been identified. A cordon and search operation was launched following the incident. "A special police team was deployed to conduct investigations and no suspect has been arrested," he added. Kalubowila Teaching Hospital Director Dr. W.J. Gunawardane said six injured persons were brought to the hospital including four school children. "A female student was injured badly. The rest are out of danger," Dr. Gunawardane told the Daily News. The students injured are Fathima Azma, 18, Azna Najeem, 18, Ilaksha, 14, and Pakyan, 16. Ranjith Fernando, 45, and Sarojini Devi, 54, residents of Wellawatte were also injured. The Government Analyst visited the scene (Full report in Daily News).
The need for vigilance and caution - Yesterday's parcel bomb explosion at Wellawatte which killed a civilian and injured six others including four schoolchildren was typical of the LTTE to mark a special event with a bang-this time the Batticaloa local Government elections. This should have been all the more reason that vigilance should have been at an optimum. But the public should be equally warned against taking vigilance to absurd lengths as yesterday's incident showed. According to our reports the individual who perished was a beggar who had fiddled with the parcel concealed in a clay pot on the centre island separating the carriage way, with deadly results. This should open the eyes of the ordinary public not to get carried away by misplaced heroics and leave suspicious objects and unattended parcels well alone. This incident should prompt our Defence authorities to issue a strict warning to the public to steer clear of danger. The public should also be prevailed upon to evacuate from such locations. They are only supposed to alert Police Emergency or the Army Bomb Disposal squad and not venture into daring that could result in grave peril. The offer of rewards to civilians for gallantry should not be at the risk of endangering life and limb and this should be instilled in the minds of the public who may dare to flirt with danger whether out of public spiritedness or with an eye for rewards. A similar act of carelessness resulted in the tragedy in Nugegoda where several lives were lost. Vigilance certainly should be encouraged and fostered especially during the present times (Full Editorial in Daily News).
Was President’s son or route patrol the target? Wellawatte explosion kills one, injures six including four children - According to the Police the explosive device that was set off in Wellawatte yesterday might have targeted President Rajapaksa’s son who uses the route to go to school or a routine military route-clearing patrol scheduled to pass that way. Police bomb disposal squad officials said it was a claymore mine weighing some two kilogrammes and had been exploded using a remote control device. It had been hidden inside a flowerbed on the island in the middle of Galle Road. An inquisitive beggar tried to open the suspicious parcel that was hidden among the foliage when it exploded killing him and injuring six civilians including four school children one of whom is in a critical condition. The damage had been minimal since the vicitm had turned the bomb upside down, thus creating a downward impact. “We believe the LTTE planted the bomb to target civilians,” DIG Nimal Mediwaka told journalists. Wellawatte Inspector Mangala Dehideniya said the blast occurred a few minutes before the normal route-clearing patrol passed that way. Five suspects were arrested and more than 40 were questioned by the police over the incident. The injured were rushed to the Kalubowila Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Mr. S. M. Jayasiri, an eye witness on his way to work said he was crossing the road after seeing his son to a bus when the explosion occurred. “I ran towards the sound of the explosion and saw a mother screaming while her daughter in her school uniform was crying and I rushed them and another injured child to the hospital with the help of the three-wheelers parked nearby,” he said. Mr. Sanjeewa Weerasinghe another eyewitness said he too took three children including a boy from Hindu College and a girl to the hospital. Traffic moving towards the city was diverted at the Wellawatte bridge and a search operation was launched soon after. “I was trying to cross the road with my friend Fathima Azma, her sister and her mother. We saw a beggar, who is usually there, meddling with a black bag. Azma’s mother told the beggar not to meddle with the unknown parcel and soon after they crossed the road. My friend and I stayed back as a van was going past and at that moment there was a blast and we fell back,” said Azma Najeem, an 18 year old school girl who sustained a bone fracture on her leg. Her friend Fathima Azma (18), who was closest to the explosive devise, underwent immediate surgery in her stomach as steel ball bearings had hit her lower abdomen and legs. Shrapnelfrom the explosion had also pierced one of Azma’s lungs and she is currently recovering in the ICU of the Kalubowila Hospital. Both girls are A-Level students studying at St. Paul’s Milagiriya. Two school boys from St. Mary’s College, Bambalapitiya, Pakyan (16) and Dilaksha (14) also sustained injuries. “I had just got off the bus from Kadawata and was trying to cross the road behind the mother and the three girls. The mother crossed the road with one child and that’s when the bomb exploded. I fell on the pavement and the mother and the girl fell in front of me. I saw the body of the beggar fallen near the flower bed. That was all I can remember until I found myself in hospital,” Ranjith Fernando (45) from Kadawathe said. Another 54-year-old female was also admitted with minor injuries. “The hospital is well equipped and we don’t have any drug shortages. We have a disaster management plan that has been in place for the past 15 years where all employees from specialist doctors to labourers are trained to handle an emergency situations like this,” Hospital Director Dr. W.G. Gunerwardena stated when asked about what measures the hospital takes in such a situation (Full report in Daily Mirror).
Bomb blast in Wellawatte kills one, injures six Device placed in flower pot on island Four school children among victims - A bomb exploded near the Roxy Cinema in Wellawatta yesterday morning killing one and injuring six, including four school children. The injured were admitted to the Colombo South Hospital, Kalubowila. Tension reigned in the area after the blast, which occurred at around 7.00 a.m. and traffic on the Galle Road came to a standstill for over 30 minutes till police arrived to inspect the scene and clear the area. A witness at the scene of the blast said she was holding the hand of her younger daughter on the way to school when they saw an object placed in a flower pot on the pedestrian island. A man had approached the pot and she warned him not to touch the object, but he went up to it and held it disregarding her warning. As soon as the man touched it, there was an explosion and he had died on the spot. Some people, including four school children, were injured but her two children escaped, she said. The deceased has been identified as Ajith, Wellawatte police said. The injured school children were Fathima Asma (18) and Fathima Asna (18) both students of St. Paul’s Girls School, Milagiriya and Thiruchel Dilrukshan (16) and Sivnesamurthi (16) both of St. Mary’s College, Dehiwala. The others injured were Sarojadevi and Ranith Fernando police said. The bomb may have been set up targeting a VIP passing that spot and an Army squad inspecting the road, would have found and defused it had not the victim Ajith tampered with it. He was a person who collected old newspapers and bottles in the area for sale, police said (Full report in Island).
LTTE targets innocent civilians - Wellawatta [Updated] LTTE terrorists have triggered-off an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) targeting innocent civilians in Wellawatte around 6.50 a.m. today, March 10th. It is believed that the bomb had been hidden inside a concrete pot along the Galle road opposite the Roxy cinema in Wellawatta, defence official said. According to the initial information, a civilian was killed and six others received injuries due to this explosion. The victims were rushed to the Teaching Hospital - Kalubowila reports and four school children are among them, the sources further said. Two of the victims are the students (17) of St. Pauls girls school in Millagiriya while another two are the students (16) of St. Mary's school. One of the school girls who has been admitted to the Kalubowila teaching hospital is in critical condition, hospital sources said (full report in Sri Lanka Defence Ministry).
Explosion in Sri Lanka kills 1, injures six along major road in Colombo - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels detonated a bomb hidden in a roadside flowerpot in Sri Lanka's capital Monday, killing one person and injuring six others, including four children who were on their way to school, authorities said. The blast next to one of Colombo's main thoroughfares came amid months of increased fighting between the separatist guerrillas and government forces in the jungles of northern Sri Lanka. In the latest fighting along the front lines separating government-held territory from the Tamil fighters' de facto state, government forces destroyed eight rebel bunkers in the Mannar area early Monday in a battle that killed 10 rebel fighters and three soldiers, said Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara, Sri Lanka's military spokesman. Nanayakkara said the rebels, known formally as the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, are under increasing military pressure in the north and are attacking civilians in the south to try to distract the security forces (full report in AP).
One killed in Colombo blast - One person was killed and four others, including three school children, were injured in a bomb blast in south Colombo Monday morning, the Sri Lankan Army spokesman said. “The bomb was kept in a flower pot in the middle of Galle Road opposite Roxy cinema at Wellawatte,” military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara told IANS. Reports said the bomb was a claymore mine used mainly by the Tamil rebel group Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE). The blast occurred at about 6.45 a.m. when children are headed for schools. General traffic on the arterial Galle Road picks up a little later, around 8 a.m. The site of the blast was strewn with torn schoolbooks and bags. The charred body of the dead civilian, shorn of his clothes, was lying right in the middle of the road before the police took it away. The area was immediately cordoned off and traffic was diverted. It was not clear as to who could have been the intended target of the attack. Wellwatte is a predominantly Tamil area with a particular concentration of Tamils from the island’s war-torn Tamil-speaking northeastern districts. The Roxy cinema specializes in showing Tamil films. Colombo has been seeing a series of blasts allegedly perpetrated by the LTTE in retaliation for the successful Sri Lankan military operations in the rebel-held parts of the island’s north. Political observers said the blast could be a retaliation for the killing of a pro-LTTE Tamil member of parliament, K. Sivanesan, in a claymore mine blast in a rebel controlled area in Wanni in north Sri Lanka on March 6. The LTTE accused the Sri Lankan Army’s deep penetration unit of killing the parliamentarian (Full report in The IndianNews).
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What is really happening in Sri Lanka today is that a blood thirsty racist group led by some misled Tamils called LTTE is terrorizing against the Government of Sri Lanka and its people irrespective of their ethnicity with an intention of carving out a separate state. There is no conflict as such between Sinhalese and Tamil communities in Sri Lanka. In fact, the majority of the Tamil community lives in peace and harmony among the Sinhalese population through out the country apart from the Northern part of Sri Lanka. The entire Sinhalese and the Muslims population who lived in the Northern area for centuries were either killed or chased away completely by the LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists. At the moment, not a single Sinhalese or Muslim is living in Jaffna, but, many thousands of Tamils are living in Colombo in peace with the other communities. Based on 2001 census, the Tamil population in Colombo district is 12.1% (see 2001 census). So, who is discriminated ? Tamils or Sinhalese? Do you need more evidence ?
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