Vol. 31 No. 05 ISSN: 1391 - 0531

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7th July 1996

Thursday's blast in Jaffna

Housing Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva escaped with injuries in an attempt made by a women suicide bomber at the Stanley Road in Jaffna on Thursday (4th) afternoon. Brigadier A.S. Hamangoda (Jaffna Sector Commander), Ranjith Godamuna (Chairman, Lanka Cement) and 21 others were killed and more than 50 injured in this explotion. This incident took place minutes after the Minister declared open a branch of Building Materials Corporation (BMC) in Jaffna

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