Sri Lankans are now wondering what the suicide bomb blast in the heart of the capital means for the country’s fragile peace process. It is the first such incident since a Tamil Tiger blew himself up in 2001 when being questioned by police guarding the then Prime Minister, Ratnasiri Wickremanayake. But – unlike attacks during the height of the war – the intention behind this one is still not clear. The woman suicide bomber initially tried to enter the Ministry of Agricultural Marketing and Development and Hindu Affairs run by Douglas Devananda – a Tamil politician implacably opposed to the Tigers.Full Story
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