A veteran political opponent of the Tamil Tigers was wounded yesterday and three people were killed when his vehicle was torn apart by a bomb in the Sri Lankan capital, Colombo.
The bomb, the first in Colombo in nearly four months, coincided with the funerals of 17 local tsunami aid staff shot dead in north-eastern Sri Lanka at the weekend, and brought the death toll over the past fortnight to 440.
Yesterdayâ€™s remote controlled bomb marked a change in tempo in the fighting which, since it erupted last December, had been confined to the north and east, and raised fears that a tattered three-year-old ceasefire had finally given way to all-out war. [The Times]
I hate to be the constant harbringer of bad news and writing about one bombing after another but, as Raz pointed out earlier, let’s not lose track of the escalating violence in SL.
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