Grenades Wound 2 Sri Lanka Officials

United Press International

Two government officials were wounded and Prime Minister Dingiri Wijetunge narrowly escaped injury when unidentified attackers hurled two grenades during a college rally near Colombo on Sunday, police said.

The incident occurred minutes after the conclusion of a youth committee session of the ruling United National Party at Prince of Wales College in Moratuwa.

Deputy Minister of Justice Tyrone Fernando suffered shrapnel wounds on one hand, and his colleague, Nanda Mathew, minister of youth affairs and sports, sustained minor injuries.

The attack came about 10 minutes after the prime minister left the meeting.

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