Masked terrorists fire at bus near Liberty
Sri Lankan cricket officials said six team
members, five players and a coach were wounded during yesterday’s
attack on the team bus which was heading towards the Gaddafi Stadium
in Lahore for the commencement of the third day’s play in the Second
Test match against Pakistan.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa unequivocally
condemned the cowardly terrorist attack targeting the Sri Lankan
Cricket Team in Lahore, Pakistan, yesterday emphasizing that the Sri
Lankan team had gone to Pakistan as ambassadors of goodwill.
Troops capture Puthukuduyiruppu
Security Forces poised to liberate the Vanni and
besieged civilians captured the LTTE’s last stronghold and strategic
town Puthukuduyiruppu in Mullaitivu yesterday morning following
intense battles that claimed the lives of scores of LTTE cadres.