Friday, June 6, 2008

Suspect arrested in connection with the Blast in Polgolla

Suspect arrested in connection with the Blast in Polgolla

A suspect believed to have been connected with the bomb explosion that occured in Polgolla a short while ago has already been taken into custody, police sources said.

A search is now under way in the area.

Moratuwa Bomb blast --video

Moratuwa Bomb blast --video

20 passengers injured and two died

20 passengers injured and two died

The LTTE terrorists have carried out a cowardly bomb attack inside a public transport bus around 3.50 p.m in Pollgolla, Kandy today, June 6.

The bus, bearing number cp HG 7503, was plying from Waththegama to Kandy, and the explosion occurred near the Teachers' Training School in Polgolla, sources said. More than 20 civilians were onboard when the bomb exploded.

According to the available information 2 civilians were killed while another 20 more suffered injuries due to the explosion. Kandy hospital sources said 6 victims suffered injuries have already been admitted to the hospital following the explosion.

Meanwhile, a suspect believed to be have connection to the bomb explosion has already been taken into custody, police sources said. A search is now underway in the area.

Earlier, in rush hours this morning, LTTE terrorists exploded a claymore mine targeting a another public transport bus killing 20 civilians and injuring more than 60 others.

2 killed and 12 injurd by Kandy bus bomb blast

2 killed and 12 injurd by Kandy bus bomb blast

two persons killed and 12 injured by bus blast at polgolla .

Secound bus bomb explosion in Kandy at Pollgolla

Secound bus Bomb explosion in Kandy at Pollgolla

A bomb has been exploded in a bus near the teachers training school at Polgollain Kandy short while ago, The bus from Matale to kandy.Six persons injured and hospitalized

Today morning a a bomb blasted in a bus at Katubedda . 21 died and 64 injured in that case.

More information will follow.

Incresing deadtoll /22 civilians killed, 64 injured

22 civilians killed, 64 injured in cowardly terror attack at Moratuwa.

Another high powered claymore mine found short while ago

A high powered claymore mine was recovered from Dehiwala today morning. The 5Kg mine had been placed on the roadside on the Wijesekara road in Dehiwala and defused by the Army Bomb Disposal Unit.

Two Moratuwa Uni students arrested

Two Moratuwa Uni students arrested

Two Moratuwa University students were arrested by the Army moments ago in connection with the Katubedda blast.

Police curfew in Moratuwa

Police curfew in Moratuwa

Police curfew has been imposed in Moratuwa. A search operation is underway according to the Police.

21 civilians killed, over 50 injured says defence sourses

21 civilians killed, over 50 injured says defence sourses
morning rush hour blast in a bus killed 21 people and wounded over 50people on this morning said defence sourses

The hospital sources said, 21 people have been killed, 13 males and 8 females, and over 50 injured in this cowardly terror attack. The injured have been rushed to the Teaching Hospital Kalubowila and General Hospital Lunawa.

Blast caused by claymore

The blast was caused by a claymore bomb hidden in the bushes and targetted the passenger bus.

21 died and 47 injurd says military spokesman

21 people died and 47 injured by blast says military pokesman udaya Nanayakkara

20 Civilians killed, over 40 injured

20 Civilians killed, over 40 injured in coverdly terror attack- Moratuwa.

according to defence ministry official web LTTE terrorist have exploded a bomb targeting a crowded public transport bus close to the Shailabimbaramaya Buddhist temple at Katubedda, Moratuwa this morning (June 06). According to the police sources the bomb has been exploded using a remote controlled device targeting a bus that has been traveling from Kottawa to Mount Lavinia (Route No 255).

Hospital sources said that 20 people including 12 men and 8 women have been killed. over 40 have been injured. Injured civilians have been admitted to the Kalubowila and Lunawa hospital for immediate treatments

more information will

19 died and 40injured by bus blast

19 died and 40injured by bus blast

Military media spokesman Breg.Udaya nanayakkra says 19 people died and 40 injured by bus bomb blast(rote number 255) at katubeeda near Moratuwa. The bus blast at piliyandala -katubeeda road near University of Moratuva. .

Passenger Bus blast in Moratuwa

Passenger Bus blast in Moratuwa

There has been a bomb blast on board a passenger bus in Moratuwa a short while ago. The blast has occured near the Katubade campus.

Bridge Over River Kwai engineer dies

Bridge Over River Kwai engineer dies

Keith Best who built the bridge over the River Kwai for the movie classic shot in Sri Lanka has died aged 85. It took Best eight months, with the use of 500 workers and 35 elephants to build the bridge in Sri Lanka.

War veteran and civil engineer Keith Best OBE, of Chessingham Gardens, off Tadcaster Road in York, designed and built the centrepiece of the 1957 film, which scooped seven Oscars, including Best Picture.

While the bridge was constructed by prisoners of war in two months, the actual one built in Sri Lanka by Mr Best for the filming took eight months, with the use of 500 workers and 35 elephants.

It was demolished in a matter of seconds, and the total cost was £85,000 pounds, equivalent to more than £1.2 million in today's money.

Mr Best died on Sunday after losing his battle against cancer.

Born in 1923 in Sheffield, Mr Best was in the parachute regiment during the Second World War and was dropped behind enemy lines in France before D Day.

He was captured by the Germans and put in a prisoner of war camp for a year until it was liberated.

After the war he finished university and trained as a civil engineer before starting work with a company called Husband's in Sheffield and went to work for them building bridges in Sri Lanka.

It was while out in Sri Lanka that he was asked to work on the iconic bridge, which was 425ft long and 50ft above the water.

The film, which was directed by David Lean and stars Alec Guinness and Jack Hawkins, uses the construction of the Burma-Siam Railway in 1942-43 for its historical setting.

The movie deals with the situation facing British prisoners of war who are ordered by their Japanese captors to build a bridge to accommodate the railway.

The blockbuster shows the British soldiers' instinct is to sabotage the bridge but they are persuaded that the bridge should be constructed as a symbol of British morale, spirit and dignity in adverse circumstances.

Mr Best's son, Clive, remembers how his dad argued with Hollywood producer Sam Spiegel to let him build the bridge in the first place. He said: "Sam Spiegel wanted to build a model to save money, but they managed to convince him to build a life-size bridge.

"They based it on the Fourth Bridge, but had to build it out of wood from the surrounding jungle and then when it was built my dad had to push the button to blow it up.

"They got just one shot at it and the first time the train went across they didn't blow it up because of a mix-up with the cameras.

"The train was derailed at the other end and they had to take months out to get it back on track."

Mr Best went on to work for a firm of civil engineers in Durham and in 1983 he was awarded the OBE for building bridges.

He retired to York in 1991 and wrote his memoirs, Best Endeavours in 1992. In his spare time he loved sailing and sailed Dragon Keelboats.

Mr Best married his wife, Maire, in 1947, who died in 2000. The couple are survived by their three children, Sally, Jonathan and Clive and three grandchildren - David, Louise and Naomi.