Sri Lanka minister killed in bomb attack

(From L-R) Hussain Sadique –Chairman, SLRA / Group Director, Hameedia, Mano Tittawella –Senior Advisor, Ministry of Finance & Media, Ajith Amarasekera- Director, SLRA / CEO Swarnamahal, Leonard Michael Perera, Founder Convenor & Head of Business, SLRA Dinesh Perera-Director, SLRA / Deputy Director, Abans

April 6, 2008 (AFP) – Sri Lanka’s highways minister Jeyaraj Fernandopulle was killed in a bomb attack outside Colombo on Sunday, a government official here said. The minister was presiding over traditional New Year celebrations in the town of Weliveriya, north of Colombo, when the blast occurred. At least 10 others were killed by the powerful bomb.