4.16 AM Wednesday, 24 April 2024
  • City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
  • Dubai 04:27 05:45 12:20 15:47 18:49 20:07
24 April 2024

Sri Lanka minister in hospital after roadside blast

By Agencies
A Sri Lankan government minister was admitted to a hospital emergency unit on Tuesday after his car was targeted by a roadside bomb north of the capital, a hospital official said.

The Sri Lankan military said the minister's condition was not serious.

Nation Building Minister D.M. Dassanayake's car was targeted by a blast which bears the hallmark of Tamil Tiger rebel attacks, in the town of Ja-Ela, 12 miles (19 km) north of Colombo.

"He is in the emergency unit," a hospital official said, asking not to be named. The military said the minister and four other people were admitted to hospital, but none of them were seriously injured. (Reuters)