COLOMBO, Sri Lanka: A former Prime Minister escaped with minor bruises Sunday when three bombs exploded at a campaign tally and security guards responded by firing randomly. Nearly 40 people were reported injured. Sirmavo Bandaranaike, who has become a top opposition leader since leaving office, said the attempt on her life failed when a bodyguard kicked away a grenade that was thrown at her before it could explode.

Article extracted from this publication >>  February 10, 1989