Blast in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives with flowers to receive blessings at the Gangaramaya Buddhist Temple, Colombo, Sri Lanka on Wednesday 4 April 2018. On wednesday (4), Wickremesinghe survived a no-confidence motion in the Sri Lankan parliament with a 46 vote majority after a 12-hour debate with 122 MPs voted in his support while 76 MPs voting to remove the prime minister. (Photo by Tharaka Basnayaka/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Aug 14 – (LBO) A powerful blast ripped through the Colombo suburb of Kollupitya Killing seven people including military officials, residents and police said. At least four of the dead appear to be military officials, hospital sources said.

The Police Special Task spokesman told a local television station that a car bomb in a 3-wheeler had exploded.

Police say a white military jeep has caught the brunt of the blast which is believed to be a claymore mine.