The United States' top intelligence agency, Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) says that the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) is the most dangerous and deadly extremist organization in the world. The official website of FBI in its tops story said that LTTE is far more dangerous terrorists outfit than al Queda, Hezbullah or even HAMAS 

Tamil Tigers, an extremist racial separatist group terrorizing for decades in Sri Lanka, have targeted a bus packed with innocent civilians who are Sinhala Buddhist pilgrims killing 20 passengers, mostly women and children, and injuring 51 others. This repeated act of unmitigated brutality must bring to the attention of the entire civilised world the nature of the terrorist threat that is faced by Sri Lanka. Read more…..

Another Massive Bomb Blast by the LTTE Tamil Tiger Terrorists at Dambulla, Sri Lanka on 2 February, 2008

20 killed; 50 Injured

LTTE Tamil Tiger terrorists exploded a bomb in side a public transportation bus targeting civilians in Dambulla this morning (February 2), defence sources said. According to available information, the blast was occurred in a privately owned bus traveling from Kandy to Anuradhapura around 7 a.m. So far , 18 people have been killed including 16 females and over 80 others suffered injuries due to the explosion, the sources say. The explosion took place as the bus came to the Dambulla Central bus stand which left from Kandy, the sources added. Among the dead and wounded many are Buddhist devotees on a pilgrimage to the sacred Anuradhapura City, Dambulla Police said. Dambulla hospital sources said, eighteen bodies of innocent civilians killed in the bomb attack were already received at the hospital. Four civilians who suffered serious head injuries were immediately transferred to the general hospital at Matale. 

Also among the injured ten, eleven, six and five civilians were respectively transferred to the hospitals at Kandy, Kurunegala, Matale and Colombo, Dambulla , hospital sources said. The sources further said that, sixteen of the eighteen bodies received at Dambulla general hospital were already identified. LTTE is a ruthless terrorist outfit fighting for a mono ethnic separate homeland for the Tamils in Sri Lanka since 1983. Led by its psychopathic leader, V.Prabhakaran, LTTE has established its cause on extreme tribalism and carries out all sorts of egregious crimes against civilians, including genocides, child soldiering, ethnic cleansing, suicide blasts, etc. 

LTTE has killed tens and thousands innocent civilians including Sinahalese, Muslims and Tamils in its bloody terrorist campaign against Sri Lankan people. However, the outfit has developed an effective propaganda machinery both in local and international context that clear its name from all abominable crimes it commits against Sri Lankan people and continue to maintain its facade as a liberator organization.An eye-witness telephoned SPUR and informed that all the victims are poor villagers going to participate the Nemum Mal pooja at Anuradhapura Ruwanwali Maha Saya (Details in SPUR).

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An injured child for immediate medical treatments

Rescue workers help to transport a critically injured woman to hospital Pic: AFP

The LTTE raises funds internationally saying that they are waging a ‘freedom war’, but continues with brutal murder of women, children and innocent civilians, indiscriminately. This toddler who received serious injuries in yesterday’s Tiger bomb explosion in Dambulla is under treatment at the Dambulla base hospital. What offence has this child of God has committed to be punished in this gruesome manner? Pic: Chintaka Kumarasinghe.

A woman injured in yesterday morning’s bomb blast inside an Anuradhapura-bound bus at Dambulla, being brought to the hospital for treatment. Twenty persons were killed and 52 injured in the explosion carried out by the LTTE. (Pic by D. W. D. C. Dassanayake).

Media Release : Sunday, 03 February 2008 LTTE's path to Democracy - Bus Bomb at Dambulla - LTTE terrorists have notched up one more civilian target, a bus bomb at Dambulla, Sri Lanka on 2 Feb 08 killing at least 20 innocent civilians and injuring 50 others. Some were on their pilgrimage to the holy city of Anuradhapura. Terrorist LTTE have been targeting civilians using landmines and claymore bombs, whether a ceasefire agreement was in currency or not. In fact there is reason to believe in the face of this series of civilian attacks which has killed over 100 persons since December 2007, that the LTTE has misconstrued the dead CFA as one that was a 'ceasefire agreement in killing civilians'. SPUR, NSW condemns unequivocally acts of terrorism committed on civilians and expresses its deep sympathy with all affected. Human rights organisations around the globe have expressed their dismay and condemnation of the atrocities regularly committed by the LTTE, however in their public statements they a leave large loophole for the LTTE to sneak away. By this complacence in condemnation, the LTTE has taken advantage to notch up the toll to the next stage, so that, the same human rights organisations in their confusion and disarray, will be calling for enforcement of the R2P 'right to protect' on Sri Lanka, or call for international intervention. The claim for national rights for the Tamils has always been on LTTE's agenda, and has raised its ugly head once again a letter to the UN Secretary General in January 2008. By these inactions of the world community in taking strong view of the acts of terrorism as has been done in the US, only the manipulative strategy of the terrorist LTTE will be fulfilled (read full Media Release).

Rescue: Survivors and bystanders struggle to free a woman trapped inside the manged metal wreck of the bus torn apart in yesterday morning’s blast which claimed the lives of 20 innocent civilians who were on a religious pilgrimage.

 

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Here is a chronology of major attacks blamed on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), fighting for an independent state since 1983:

April 1987 - Car bomb explodes at Colombo central bus station, killing 113 people and wounding scores.

April 1989 - Car bomb explodes in the eastern port of Trincomalee, killing 51 people shopping for traditional new year.

March 1991: Defence Minister Ranjan Wijeratne is among 19 killed when a car bomb is detonated in Colombo.

May 1991 - Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is killed in southern India by a suspected LTTE suicide bomber.

Aug. 1992 - The army chief, Lieutenant-General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, is killed in a landmine blast in Kayts, in northern Sri Lanka.

November 1992 - Navy chief Clancey Fernando is killed in a suicide bombing in Colombo.

May 1993 - President Ranasinghe Premadasa and 23 others are killed by a suicide bomber in Colombo.

Oct. 1994 - Presidential candidate Gamini Dissanayake is one of 52 killed in a bomb blast at a Colombo election rally.

Jan. 1996 - A truck filled with explosives rams into the Central Bank building in Colombo, killing up to 100 people and wounding 1,400.

July 1996 - Two bomb blasts on a rush-hour commuter train kill 57 people and wound more than 250.

Dec. 1999 - President Chandrika Kumaratunga is wounded in an attempted assassination by a suicide bomber; at least 34 are killed in two explosions. She lost an eye.

June 2000 - Industrial Development Minister C.V. Gunaratne and 21 others are killed in a suicide bomb blast in Colombo.

July 2001 - Attack on main air base and only international airport kills at least 12 people and destroys 13 aircraft.

Aug. 2005 - Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar is shot dead at his home in Colombo.

April 2006 - Army Commander Major General Sarath Fonseka is badly hurt in an abortive suicide attack on Army HQ in Colombo.

May 2006 - Kethesh Loganathan, deputy head of peace secretariat, is shot dead by a suspected rebel at his Colombo home.

June 2006 - Army Deputy Chief of Staff Parami Kulatunga killed as suicide bomber rams a motorcycle laden with explosives into his vehicle outside Colombo.

June 2006 - A mine attack on a civilian bus in the central district of Anuradapura kills 64.

Oct. 2006 - Nearly 100 people, mostly navy sailors, are killed in a suicide bombing on a convoy near the town of Habarana, northeast of Colombo.

Jan. 1, 2008 - Main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian T. Maheshweran is shot dead at a Hindu temple in Colombo. 

Jan. 8, 2008 - Nation Building Minister D.M. Dassanayake is killed by a roadside bomb planted by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in the town of Ja-Ela, 12 miles (19 km) north of Colombo.

Jan. 16, 2008 - Suspected Tiger rebels bomb civilian bus in central district of Moneragala, killing 24 people and wounding dozens on the day a 2002 ceasefire formally expires.

Feb. 2, 2008 - Bomb explodes on civilian bus in central town of Dambulla, killing at least 20 people and wounding 50. Military blames attack on Tamil Tigers.

 

LTTE trying to spark 'backlash', says Rajapaksa -  Terming Saturday's bomb attack on a bus that killed 18 people as an act of "desperation" by the LTTE, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa accused the Tamil rebels of trying to trigger a "backlash" from the majority Sinhalese to obtain sympathy of the international community. "I vehemently and unequivocally condemn this latest act of savagery by the LTTE in carrying out the blast in a civilian bus at Dambulla today," Rajapaksa said in a statement. A parcel bomb planted by suspected LTTE rebels ripped through a bus packed with Buddhist pilgrims in the central town, killing 18 passengers, mostly women, and injuring 51 others, just two days before the strife-torn country celebrates its Independence Day. Many of those killed and injured were pilgrims going to the North-Central city of Anuradhapura to participate in a Buddhist ceremony, Rajapaksa said. He described the attack as a "repeated brutality by the LTTE which in its desperation in the face of defeats inflicted on them by the security forces, is eager to create a backlash to their terror, to obtain the sympathy of the international community". This act of terror, similar to many other acts of savagery directed at innocent civilians before, underscores the continued commitment of the LTTE to violence to achieve their goal of separation, the president said, while urging people to stay calm in the face of the attack. "These repeated acts of unmitigated brutality must bring to the attention of the entire civilised world the nature of the terrorist threat that is faced by Sri Lanka," he said. "It is only the most brutal and politically bankrupt movements that are capable of continuing with such acts," he said (full report in Hindu).

LTTE kills 18 pilgrims in Dambulla bus explosion Suspects say 'goodbye' after alighting: - A pilgrimage ended in blood- shed and carnage yesterday, after LTTE terrorists exploded a private bus killing 18 devotees including women and children, in Dambulla Town. Of those killed, fifteen were women who were on a pilgrimage to Anuradhapura to participate in a religious pooja organised to bless the country and people seeking peace. According to Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara over 60 people were injured in the explosion, which occurred when the ill-fated bus arrived at the Dambulla bus stand. He said that preliminary investigations on the incident revealed that the bus carrying 84 passengers including the driver and the conductor had left Kandy at 5.15 am yesterday. Brig. Nanayakkara said that the bomb was believed to have been placed inside the bus by LTTE terrorists. Police investigations also revealed that when the bus was on its way from Kandy two young men had boarded it in Matale and got down at Naula saying `goodbye' to the passengers. It was later found that the parcel left by the men would have contained the bomb and exploded when the bus arrived at the Dambulla bus stand at 7 a.m. The LTTE raises funds internationally saying that they are waging a ‘freedom war’, but continues with brutal murder of women, children and innocent civilians, indiscriminately. This toddler who received serious injuries in yesterday’s Tiger bomb explosion in Dambulla is under treatment at the Dambulla base hospital. What offence has this child of God has committed to be punished in this gruesome manner?  Those injured were rushed to the Dambulla, Matale, Kurunegala and Kandy hospitals in ambulances and private vehicles. The bus explosion at Dambulla yesterday was the second incident in the area since a vehicle driven by a suicide cadre killed more than hundred Navy personnel in Habarana in October 2006, the sources said (Full report in Sunday Observer).

President condemns bomb blast - President Mahinda Rajapaksa issued the following statement on the bomb blast in Dambulla, yesterday. "I vehemently and unequivocally condemn this latest act of savagery by the LTTE in carrying out the blast in a civilian bus at Dambulla. Among those killed and injured were many women pilgrims on their way to Anuradhapura to participate in a Buddhist ceremony. This shows the reality of the struggle we have to face to eliminate terrorism from our country. I send my sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and my prayers and good wishes for the speedy recovery of those injured. I call upon the people to remain calm and refuse to be provoked by this repeated brutality by the LTTE, which in its desperation in the face of defeats inflicted on them by the Security Forces, is eager to create a backlash to their terror, to obtain the sympathy of the international community. This act of terror, similar to many other acts of savagery directed at innocent civilians before, underscores the continued commitment of the LTTE to violence to achieve their goal of separation. In the face of such grave provocation, the people of Sri Lanka must be aware of the many forces that are attempting to obstruct the efforts of the government to eradicate terrorism from our country, and halt the success of the Security Forces in this task today. These repeated acts of unmitigated brutality must bring to the attention of the entire civilised world the nature of the terrorist threat that is faced by Sri Lanka, and that it is the most brutal and politically bankrupt movements that are capable of continuing with such acts" (full report in Sunday Observer).

Two persons suspected in Dambulla bus blast -  Two persons who boarded the ill-fated bus at Matale and had then got off at Naulla on Saturday morning are suspected of having planted the powerful bomb that killed sixteen women and two men and injured around 51 persons at the Dambulla bus stand, Senior DIG N. Illangakoon, the Police Media spokesmen told a hastily summoned media briefing at the Media Centre at Kollupitiya. Although the bus conductor had noticed two suspicious looking men carrying a parcel boarding the bus at Matale and then getting off at Naulla he had failed in his duty to inform anybody regarding this, until the bomb exploded inside the bus. If the bus conductor was a little more cautious, he would have averted this calamity. In the past several such explosions had occurred inside buses, Senior DIG Illangakoon said. When asked to describe the bomb that exploded inside the bus the, DIG said he was unable to say anything at the moment, because the Government Analyst who visited the scene of explosion is still conducting investigations. He said the LTTE terrorists were targeting civilians in the South these days due to ongoing military operations in the North to jeopardise such operations. He appealed to people to be cautious about terrorists and to move away when a suspected parcel or a bomb was found and promptly inform the police or the army as quickly as possible.Meanwhile, the Disaster Management Unit of the Health Ministry has appointed Director of Health Services Central Province Dr. Shanthi Samarasinghe as the coordinator to deal with the medical arrangements with regard to the incident, sources said. The National Blood Bank has despatched blood from Colombo, needed for the victims, to hospitals in Matale, Kandy and Kurunegala, where the casualties are now being treated. Meanwhile, the Medical Supplies Division has sent drugs and other essential medical items to those hospitals, Ministry sources said (full report in \Sunday observer).

Public should be vigilant to thwart LTTE attacks on civilians - The intense media campaigns by defence authorities and also by the media to keep the public on red alert against desperate Tiger attacks seems to be futile with the bomb blast in Dambulla yesterday although there are satisfactory security measures taken in Colombo in preparation for the 60th Independence Day celebrations. Yesterday's bomb blast in Dambulla again proved the fact that public had not taken these warnings seriously or disregarded these as rubbish. The thing that has to be emphasized here is that it were the innocent civilians who had become the victims of these ruthless bombings of the Tiger cadres due to less attention being paid towards their safety especially during this decisive period. Though it is premature to come to a conclusion regarding the bomb blast at Dambulla bus stand killing at least 20 civilians and injuring more than 50 civilians, again we can come to a conclusion that it would have happened due to less attention being paid by the passengers, who were on their way to Anuradhapura to attend a special Pooja in the sacred Ruwanweli Seya. It has been revealed that the blast had occurred when the bus NA-0284 was about to leave Dambulla bus stand taking the last passenger from Dambulla at 7.10 a.m. Taken into consideration the damage caused to the bus it is apparent that it could have been a bomb which exploded inside the bus. Eye witness accounts indicates that it was two suspicious persons who had got into the bus from Matale had got down from the bus from Naula after keeping a parcel inside the bus. Many of the injured passengers and the bystanders were rushed immediately to the Dambulla,Matale, Kurunegala and Kandy hospitals. If we look back at the year 2007 it was a similar type of incident in which a number of civilians were killed at two separate bomb blasts in Nittambuwa and Seenigma, Hikkaduwa in January (full report in Sunday Observer).

Statement by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the bomb blast at Dambulla, today I vehemently and unequivocally condemn this latest act of savagery by the LTTE in carrying out the blast in a civilian bus at Dambulla today. Among those killed and injured were many women pilgrims on their way to Anuradhapura to participate in a Buddhist ceremony. This shows the reality of the struggle we have to face to eliminate terrorism from our country. I send my sincere condolences to the families of the deceased and my prayers and good wishes for the speedy recovery of those injured. I call upon the people to remain calm and refuse to be provoked by this repeated brutality by the LTTE, which in its desperation in the face of defeats inflicted on them by the Security Forces, is eager to create a backlash to their terror, to obtain the sympathy of the international community. This act of terror, similar to many other acts of savagery directed at innocent civilians before, underscores the continued commitment of the LTTE to violence to achieve their goal of separation. In the face of such grave provocation, the people of Sri Lanka must be aware of the many forces that are attempting to obstruct the efforts of the government to eradicate terrorism from our country, and halt the success of the Security Forces in this task today. These repeated acts of unmitigated brutality must bring to the attention of the entire civilized world the nature of the terrorist threat that is faced by Sri Lanka, and that it is only the most brutal and politically bankrupt movements that are capable of continuing with such acts (Full report in Sri Lanka Defence Ministry).

Sri Lanka President condemns bomb blast in Dambulla which killed innocent civilians, appeals people to remain calm - President of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapakse vehemently and unequivocally condemned the bomb blast in a bus in Dambulla located in Central Sri Lanka, which killed 20 innocent civilians and wounded 50 of them. Sri Lanka President blamed the separatist Tamil terrorists’ organization - Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam for the condemnable ‘act of savagery’ aimed at killing innocent civilians, amongst those killed and injured were many women pilgrims on their way to Anuradhapura to participate in a Buddhist ceremony. Mahinda Rajapakse appealed to Sri Lankans, "to remain calm and refuse to be provoked by this repeated brutality by the LTTE, which in its desperation in the face of defeats inflicted on them by the Security Forces, is eager to create a backlash to their terror, to obtain the sympathy of the international community." "This act of terror, similar to many other acts of savagery directed at innocent civilians before, underscores the continued commitment of the LTTE to violence to achieve their goal of separation," President Mahinda Rajapakse said in a statement today. Given below the full text of the Press statement by Mahinda Rajapakse released by Sri Lanka’s President office: Statement by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the bomb blast at Dambulla, today (Full report in Asian Tribune).

CHRONOLOGY-Attacks blamed on Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers - Suspected Tamil Tiger rebels bombed a bus in central Sri Lanka on Saturday killing at least 20 people, the military said. Here is a chronology of major attacks blamed on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), fighting for an independent state since 1983: April 1987 - Car bomb explodes at Colombo central bus station, killing 113 people and wounding scores. April 1989 - Car bomb explodes in the eastern port of Trincomalee, killing 51 people shopping for traditional new year. March 1991: Defence Minister Ranjan Wijeratne is among 19 killed when a car bomb is detonated in Colombo. May 1991 - Former Indian prime minister Rajiv Gandhi is killed in southern India by a suspected LTTE suicide bomber. Aug. 1992 - The army chief, Lieutenant-General Denzil Kobbekaduwa, is killed in a landmine blast in Kayts, in northern Sri Lanka. November 1992 - Navy chief Clancey Fernando is killed in a suicide bombing in Colombo. May 1993 - President Ranasinghe Premadasa and 23 others are killed by a suicide bomber in Colombo. Oct. 1994 - Presidential candidate Gamini Dissanayake is one of 52 killed in a bomb blast at a Colombo election rally. Jan. 1996 - A truck filled with explosives rams into the Central Bank building in Colombo, killing up to 100 people and wounding 1,400. July 1996 - Two bomb blasts on a rush-hour commuter train kill 57 people and wound more than 250. Dec. 1999 - President Chandrika Kumaratunga is wounded in an attempted assassination by a suicide bomber; at least 34 are killed in two explosions. She lost an eye. June 2000 - Industrial Development Minister C.V. Gunaratne and 21 others are killed in a suicide bomb blast in Colombo. July 2001 - Attack on main air base and only international airport kills at least 12 people and destroys 13 aircraft. Aug. 2005 - Foreign Minister Lakshman Kadirgamar is shot dead at his home in Colombo. April 2006 - Army Commander Major General Sarath Fonseka is badly hurt in an abortive suicide attack on Army HQ in Colombo. May 2006 - Kethesh Loganathan, deputy head of peace secretariat, is shot dead by a suspected rebel at his Colombo home. June 2006 - Army Deputy Chief of Staff Parami Kulatunga killed as suicide bomber rams a motorcycle laden with explosives into his vehicle outside Colombo. June 2006 - A mine attack on a civilian bus in the central district of Anuradapura kills 64. Oct. 2006 - Nearly 100 people, mostly navy sailors, are killed in a suicide bombing on a convoy near the town of Habarana, northeast of Colombo. Jan. 1, 2008 - Main opposition United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian T. Maheshweran is shot dead at a Hindu temple in Colombo. Government blames the rebels, but the opposition blames the government. Jan. 8, 2008 - Nation Building Minister D.M. Dassanayake is killed by a roadside bomb planted by suspected Tamil Tiger rebels in the town of Ja-Ela, 12 miles (19 km) north of Colombo. Jan. 16, 2008 - Suspected Tiger rebels bomb civilian bus in central district of Moneragala, killing 24 people and wounding dozens on the day a 2002 ceasefire formally expires. Feb. 2, 2008 - Bomb explodes on civilian bus in central town of Dambulla, killing at least 20 people and wounding 50. Military blames attack on Tamil Tigers (Full report in Reuters).

Bomb kills 20 on bus in central Sri Lanka - A bomb exploded on a civilian bus in the central Sri Lankan town of Dambulla on Saturday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 50, the military said. The explosion was the latest in a series of bomb attacks blamed on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan (LTTE), the rebel group fighting to create an independent state in the island's north and east. "The death toll has gone up to 20 and are 50 injured from the explosion," said military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara. "The explosion is a work of the LTTE." The military said the victims were traveling north from the central town of Kandy to Anuradhapura to attend a religious ceremony. Dambulla is around 150 km (90 miles) north of the capital Colombo. Local television showed footage of the aftermath of the explosion. The bus's roof was partly blown off, windows were shattered and the vehicle's steel frame bent and torn. Many of the injured were taken to hospital by civilian vehicle. The attack came as Sri Lanka was preparing to celebrate on Monday its 60th year of independence from Britain, and the military had stepped up security over concerns of attacks. Saturday's blast occurred at a bus station and came about three weeks after a roadside bomb ripped through a civilian bus killing 27 people and wounding dozens in the central town of Buttala. On January 16 a six-year ceasefire between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels officially expired (Full report in Washington Post).

Bomb hits civilian bus in central Sri Lanka, 20 dead - A bomb exploded on a civilian bus in the central Sri Lankan town of Dambulla on Saturday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 50, the military said. The explosion was the latest in a series of bomb attacks blamed on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), a rebel group fighting to create an independent state in the island's north and east. "The death toll has gone up to 20 and are 50 injured from the explosion," said military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara. "The explosion is a work of the LTTE." The military said the victims were travelling from the central town of Kandy to the north central town of Anuradhapura to attend a religious ceremony. Dambulla is around 150 km north of the capital Colombo. The attack came as Sri Lanka was preparing to celebrate the 60th independence from Britain on Monday, and the military had stepped up security over concerns of attacks. Saturday's blast occurred at a bus station and came about three weeks after a roadside bomb ripped through a civilian bus killing 27 people and wounding dozens in the central town of Buttala. On January 16, a six-year ceasefire between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels officially expired. The Tigers were not immediately available for comment (Full report in Hindustan Times).

Sri Lankan Explosion Kills 20 People, Injures 50, Military Says -  An explosion in a town north of the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo killed at least 20 people and injured 50 others, military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said. The blast took place at 7:05 a.m. local time in a bus station at the town of Dambulla, Nanayakkara said, adding that the attack was carried out by the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, or LTTE. Sri Lanka's government on Jan. 16 ended a 2002 cease-fire with the LTTE, which is fighting for a separate homeland in the 25-year conflict that has killed more than 70,000 people. The army said on Jan. 31 that it overran two of the rebel force's defense lines near Jaffna. ``The LTTE is responsible for this,'' Nanayakkara said today in a telephone interview. ``They are being pressured in the north and want to impose fear on civilians.'' (Full report in Bloomberg).

Bomb hits bus in central Sri Lanka, killing at least 12 - Sri Lanka's military says at least 20 people have been killed and dozens wounded by a bomb that tore apart a bus packed with civilians. The bus was in a town about 90 miles from the capital, Colombo. The military is blaming separatist Tamil Tiger rebels. Violence has intensified on the Indian Ocean island since the government withdrew from a cease-fire with the rebels last month. More than 700 people have been killed. The bus attack came a day after government troops attacked rebel bunkers along the front lines in the island nation's embattled north. According to the military, 10 guerrillas and two soldiers were killed in the battle that followed (Full report in Kris TV).

Bomb hits civilian bus in central S.Lanka, 20 dead - A bomb exploded on a civilian bus in the central Sri Lankan town of Dambulla on Saturday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 50, the military said. The explosion was the latest in a series of bomb attacks blamed on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelan, a rebel group fighting to create an independent state in the island's north and east. "The death toll has gone up to 20 and are 50 injured from the explosion," said military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara. "The explosion is a work of the LTTE." The military said the victims were traveling from the central town of Kandy to the north central town of Anuradhapura to attend a religious ceremony. Dambulla is around 150 km (90 miles) north of the capital Colombo. The attack came as Sri Lanka was preparing to celebrate the 60th independence from Britain on Monday, and the military had stepped up security over concerns of attacks. Saturday's blast occurred at a bus station and came about three weeks after a roadside bomb ripped through a civilian bus killing 27 people and wounding dozens in the central town of Buttala. On January 16 a six-year ceasefire between the government and Tamil Tiger rebels officially expired (Full report in National Post, Canada).

Deadly blast hits Sri Lanka bus - At least 20 people died after an explosion hit a civilian bus in the central Sri Lankan town of Dambulla. Police said that at least 50 people had also been injured in the blast, which occurred at a bus station. The bus had stopped on its way from the central town of Kandy to the north-central town of Anuradhapura. The attack comes amid increased security ahead of celebrations on Monday to mark the 60th anniversary of Sri Lanka's independence from Britain. Military spokesman Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said that Tamil Tiger rebels were to blame for the attack. There has been no comment from the rebels but they routinely deny such attacks, the BBC's Roland Buerk reports from Colombo. The Tigers have been fighting for an independent state in the north and east of Sri Lanka since 1983. The civil war there has intensified since last month, when the government pulled out of a ceasefire with the rebels. At the weekend 18 people, many of them children, were killed in a bomb attack on a bus in the north-west of the island. The Tigers blamed the bombing on a clandestine army unit operating behind their lines, but the military denied responsibility (Full report in BBC).

20 killed in Sri Lanka bus explosion - Colombo: At least 20 people were killed and scores injured on Saturday when a powerful bomb, planted by suspected Tamil Tigers, ripped through a packed bus carrying civilians in a central Sri Lankan town. The blast inside the private bus, heading to Anuradhapura from Kandy, occurred at 7:05 am (local time) at a bus stand in Dambulla town, located 148 kms from the capital Colombo, the army said. Defence sources believed that this was another "treacherous act of the LTTE targeting innocent civilians." Among the dead and wounded were many Buddhist devotees, who were on a pilgrimage to the sacred Anuradhapura city (Full report in Sify News).

 

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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 Govt 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.

 

 

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