Sri Lanka roadside blasts sugar firm tractor, one killed

May 05, 2009 (LBO) – One person was killed Tuesday morning when a tractor belonging to a private sugar plantation was caught in a roadside bomb in southern Sri Lanka, the military said.

Pelwatte Sugar is a listed company.

Pelwatte Sugar was trading at 16.50 rupees, up 50 cents.

The tractor was being used to inspect electrified fences of a Pelwatte Sugar Company cane plantation, military spokesman Udaya Nanayakkara said.

The bomb went off around 10.30 am in the Konketiya area of Buttala.

The Buttala area has seen a series of terror attacks on civilians by Tamil Tigers where several farmers had been killed.