Blast in Colombo, Sri Lanka

December 01, (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s defence secretary has escaped a suicide assassination bid, the centre for national security said. Lakshaman Hulugalle, head of the national centre for media told the state television that the convoy of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapakse, the brother of Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapakse had been targetted.

At least one security staff has been killed and 14 others have been injured so far.