Blast in Sri Lanka capital

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe (2nd R) arrives to visit the site of a bomb attack at St. Anthony's Shrine in Kochchikade in Colombo on April 21, 2019. - A string of blasts ripped through high-end hotels and churches holding Easter services in Sri Lanka on April 21, killing at least 156 people, including 35 foreigners. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA / AFP) (Photo credit should read ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

August 30, 2008 (AFP) – A bomb went off in the Sri Lankan capital Colombo on Saturday, wounding at least 30 people, police and hospital sources said.

A package left near a fruit vendor exploded in Pettah, the main commercial hub of the capital, police said, adding that the blast was also near the main bus station. A spokesman for the Colombo national hospital said 35 victims were brought in following the blast.