Eight killed in Sri Lanka blast

Manjula Mathews, President of the Board of Directors of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka (L) and Yu Hwa Li, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka (R) present Rakhil Fernando, Managing Director of Daraz (C) with Goodwill Ambassador Certificate

At least eight sailors were killed in northern Sri Lanka Thursday when their bus was hit by a land mine explosion, military officials said. At least eight sailors were killed in northern Sri Lanka Thursday when their bus was hit by a land mine explosion, military officials said. Another eight sailors escaped with injuries in attack at Chettikulam in the district of Vavuniya, a military official said, adding that the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) was suspected of responsibility.

On Saturday, 15 sailors died in a suicide attack which sank their gun boat in the north-eastern port district of Trincomalee. – AFP

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