COLOMBO, June 26, 2006 (AFP) – One of Sri Lanka’s most senior army generals was assassinated Monday in a powerful bomb attack just outside the capital Colombo, police and hospital officials said. Major general Parami Kulatunga was driving along a main highway when his car was hit in an explosion that killed three others and wounded several more, police said.
“The bodyguards who brought in General Kulatunga identified his body,” the spokesperson, Pushpa Soysa, told AFP.
“Another army officer and a man in civilian clothing were also killed in the attack.”
One other victim was taken to a separate hospital, officials said. .