This update released 18 January 2010.
North Western Province
Grenade Attack and Murder in Kurunegala
CMEV has learned that at approximately 7.30pm this evening, Mr. D.M.
Suranga Indrajith (27), the diver of Minister of Health Promotion &
Disease Prevention Mr. Jayaratna Herath, was killed during a grenade
attack on the UPFA party office located in Vanduragala, in the vicinity
of the home of Minister Herath. According to the Director of the
Kurunegala Hospital Dr. N.D.S. Rajamanthri, Mr. Indrajith was pronounced
dead on arrival at the hospital. She stated that she had seen a wound
on the victim’s chest, but that she did not examine the body any
further. Dr. Rajamanthri added that the postmortem should be concluded
by 7.00am tomorrow morning. Kurunegala Consultant JMO Dr. H.M.K.
Senanayake when contacted, told CMEV that the Magistrate’s inquiry into
the death had not yet been conducted, and that he was presently awaiting
the Magistrate’s report.