The bombed out cars downtown. Photo via Yahoo News
Just getting tenative reports, but a friend sent me a text at 10h40 saying, ‘Heard a big explosion from my house, then what sounded like gunfire. Maybe fire crackers who knows’. Didn’t think much of it, but then I got more reports that something was going on, and now the phone lines are clogged. He’s on 5th Lane and he seems to think
the bomb was on Flower Road. Apparently it was on Dharmapala Mawatha and was an attempt on Gotabaya Rajapakse’s life. That would be another attack on Kollupitiya. That being the President’s brother and Defense Minister. Please leave comments if you know anything or hear anything on the radio. I’ll keep an eye on Jasmine to start, and LBO used to be pretty fast. ChaarMax reported it first. Hope you and yours are safe from harm.
From what I hear it was near Mondy’s on Dharmapala Mawatha. A lot of people I know take that route everyday. Kollupitiya is pretty much downtown Sri Lanka. If I’m hearing right, the bomb site is near the Mango Tree restaurant and Mondy’s clothing store. There’s also a bank and a shopping mall, and a lot of working people pass through there on their way to or from Galle Road. So, that would be a civilian area. Bad form.