|Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh |
|Sri Lanka beat Bangladesh (1-0) in a South Asian Football Federation Championship first round match at Sugathadasa Stadium .|
Monday, June 9, 2008
|Troops surround LTTE's strategic 'One Four Base'|| || |
|The security forces have gained control of five LTTE strong points surrounding the LTTE's strategic 'One Four Base', defence sources from the Wanni front confirmed. |
It is reported that at least 17 terrorists were killed and more than 35 wounded during clashes that erupted on Sunday (08) as Army infantry and armour battalions forced into LTTE bunker positions located north of Janakapura and Kiriibbanwewa at Welioya during a multi-pronged offensive launched in the morning.
Meanwhile 7 soldiers are reported to have laid their lives during the confrontation while 19 others were reported wounded, Military Spokesperson Brigadier Udaya Nanayakkara said. One soldier is also reported missing, the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said.
The War Heroes Day to pay tribute to brave soldiers of the Security Forces who continue to defend the motherland at the expense of their lives, was celebrated in Colombo under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Sri Jayawardenapura Parliament grounds yesterday. The Army band provided the melody to the theme song on war heroes after the President unveiled the plaque that speaks of the bravery of the Security Forces and the Police. The climax of the occasion followed with the opening of the Ranaviru Monument where names of all war heroes, who fought for the country remain inscribed.
|Sri Lanka beat Bhutan in football|
Sri Lanka beat Bhutan 2-0 in a South Asian Football Federation championship first round match at Sugathadasa stadium today evening.
The scorers were Chathura Gunaratne and skipper Chathura Maduranga.
|UK and France condemn bus blast |
|While condemning the bus blast in Colombo, British Foreign Office Minister Lord Malloch-Brown said a sustainable solution to Sri Lanka's conflict can only emerge through a just political process involving all communities and stressed that this cannot come from violence.|
In a statement Lord Brown expressed the necessity to “end the senseless loss of lives caused by such acts of violence and for all parties to the conflict in Sri Lanka to take responsibility for the protection and safety of the civilian population.”“My thoughts and condolences are with the victims and their families. There is no justification for practices which target civilians or puts them in danger,” he added.Meanwhile, France in a statement also said that it was appalled to learn of the attack on a bus in Colombo.
A Foreign ministry Spokesperson for France said, “We offer our condolences to the victims’ families. France strongly condemns this heinous attack and assures the Sri Lankan authorities of its solidarity.”