D. M. Dassanayake

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Dassanayake Mudiyanselage Dassanayake (29 April 1953 – 8 January 2008) was a Sri Lankan politician from the Puttalam District. He was serving as a member of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and non-cabinet Minister of Nation Building when he was assassinated in a roadside bomb attack on 8 January 2008 in Ja-Ela, twelve miles north of Colombo. The attack, which was blamed on the militant Tamil Tigers organization, killed three people and injured ten others. .[citation needed]

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