Bomb explodes at Hindu festival

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 20 October 1998, 09:37 GMT]
A female singer, Kowsalya Thadchanamoorthy, 23, and another person were killed and at least 20 others wounded when a bomb exploded at a music concert at Karaithivu Vipulananthar Tamil School in Kalmunai, 38 km south of Batticaloa, last night around 11.00 p.m.

Nilukshi Veerasinghe, a Singhaleese singer was also among the wounded. She has been admitted to the Badulla hospital.

A large crowd attended the concert held at the school play-ground arranged in connection with the hindu festival, Deepavali.


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