Sri Lanka army chief in Singapore for treatment after bomb attack

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

June 18, 2006 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s army chief Sarath Fonseka who survived a suicide bomb assassination attempt two months ago has been flown to Singapore for medical treatment, military officials said Sunday. Lieutenant General Fonseka, who was critically wounded in the bomb attack carried out inside the tightly-guarded army headquarters here on April 25, was taken abroad at the weekend, officials said. A woman pretending to be pregnant entered the army hospital inside the military compound to carry out the attack in which 11 people were killed while Fonseka escaped with abdominal injuries.