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Jeyraj Fernadopulle Assasinated in bomb blast at Weliweriya

April 6, 2008

My Sunday morning was interrupted by mother dearest waking me up with a list of places I needed to take her. Mumble an “OK”, turn around and turned on the radio to hear the news about a Blast in Weliweriya and the fact that Minister of Road Development Jeyraj  Fernandopulle also been at the scene. 20 mins or later the report is confirmed that indeed Minister Fernandopulle has passed away at the scene. Turn on Sirasa TV and the Cartoons are interrupted to show the horrific Live footage of the Minister walking to the start line with a small crowd gathered around him not knowing his fate.. and you hear a loud explosion and see fire ball erupt from the right side of the frame.. the Minister was right in the center of it. The occasion was the starting-off of a Marathon Race at Weliweriya Gampaha, celebrating the Sinhalese/Hindu New Year.

Updated news reports confirm 10 dead and about 25 injured. Among the 10 was another notable charactor Lakshman de Alwis. Serving as a Secretary in Sports Ministry (i think) who also has served on the AAA as a coach and from what I can remember coach to Damayanthi Dharsha and co.

It’s been a known fact that the LTTE has been targeting the Minister and once got away, while traveling from home to Colombo coz the LTTE miss took the motorcade and Minister Dasanayake had to pay with his life. Unfortunately Minister Fernandopulle wasn’t as lucky as Douglas Devananda known as the Cat for surviving 9 or more attempts on his life.

So once again the cowardly pussies successed after failing miserably in the past attempts.

Marathon runner and South Asian Games medalist K. A. Karunarathna also was among the dead which has gone upto 12.

Video Footage of the Blast.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. April 6, 2008 12:36 pm

    cowardly pussies once again showed why they do not have a place in a democratic society and should be defeated if we are to have justice, freedom, and human rights.

  2. jdgoal14 permalink
    April 6, 2008 2:52 pm

    Truly horrific!!!

  3. April 6, 2008 8:00 pm

    the footage is really disturbing. one moment u see the road packed with marathon runners, as soon as the bomb goes off and the camera refocuses, there’s no one there.

    heaven help our country!

  4. Sam permalink
    April 7, 2008 12:17 pm

    Tamils Killing Tamils…. “freedom struggle” indeed!

  5. sudhu kodiya permalink
    April 8, 2008 11:20 am

    I hate to see what our boys will do to those tamil dogs on thursday. oops sorry, it was supposed to be a secret. oh well, they are going to get the bajeeezus boimbed out of them and i DONT mean by SLAf fighters ! 😉

  6. Sandman permalink
    April 14, 2008 2:56 am

    Sri Lanka needs to pursue a principle of ‘total war’ towards the LTTE while finding a way to promote the voice of moderate tamil leaders.

  7. Sarath permalink
    April 15, 2008 1:00 am

    “voice of moderate tamil leaders”

    “moderate Tamil leaders” such as? IMO all of them are extremists. Nowadays the TNA is called “moderate” but their policies are far from being moderate. The only reason they are called “moderate” is because they don’t blow themselves up like the LTTE. But they are still the LTTE’s cat’s paw.

    Even the TULF leader, who appears to be moderate TODAY was a raving extremist before he fell into disfavour with the LTTE.

  8. August 22, 2008 7:56 am

    You can his life long jounery videos at http://www.jeyaraj.org/video.asp

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