Suspect involved in Fort bomb attack sentenced to jail

A suspect involved in the 2008 Fort suicide bomb attack was today sentenced to 20 years Rigorous Imprisonment (RI).

The suicide attack resulted in 12 people being killed and over 100 others sustaining injuries.

Among those killed in the attack were eight school children who were part of the D. S. Senanayake College baseball team and their coach.

The Government claimed the attack was carried out by a female suicide bomber, belonging to the LTTE. (Colombo Gazette)