The police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) questioned former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka this afternoon regarding the suicide attack at the army headquarters in 2006 in which he was the main target.
A spokesman for Fonseka said that CID officers met Fonseka at his home and recorded a statement from him on the 2006 attack at Galle Face.
A female suicide bomber who had managed to slip into the army headquarters premises in 2006, jumped onto his motorcade when it was leaving the premises.
The explosion killed 11 people and injured many others including Fonseka who was in serious condition and recovered after several months.
The military had blamed the LTTE for the attack and launched air strikes on their positions in the east. That eventually led to an all out war in which the east was first captured and then the north before the rebels were completely defeated in 2009. (Colombo Gazette)
Report by Indika Sri Aravinda