Nittambuwa claymores targetted Maithri Sirisena?

( December 18, 2014, Colombo, Sri Lanka Guardian) Opposition party central figures have voiced concern that Common Opposition presidential candidate Maithripala Sirisena could have been the target of two claymore mines found in a cemetery in Nittambuwa as he was to address an election rally at the Gampaha Urban Council ground on Wednesday.

The public rally had to be cancelled owing to the funeral of Maithripala's mother-in-law which took place at nearby Weliweriya.

Following the discovery of the explosives it has been decided to increase Maithripala's security.

The two claymore mines were found by police on a tip off by a member of the public who takes his cows to the cemetery area to graze.

The bombs were defused by the Bomb Disposal Squad.


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