LTTE threatens Sri Lanka cricket team

Published: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 16:01 [IST]
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Toronto: Sri Lankan cricket Team who played in Canada cup, Canada came under threats by a group of LTTE supporters after their game against the hosts at the Maple Leaf Stadium in Toronto.

On their way to the hotel, the team bus was blocked by LTTE activists causing panic among some players. Later, the bus proceeded after the mob dispersed.

The group abused the players while the play was on from the road adjacent to the Maple Leaf Stadium and Ajantha Mendis, Thilina Kandamby and Nuwan Kulasekara manning the boundary close to the road were targeted.

After the incident was reported, the Canadian police promised action against trouble makers and better protection in the future.

"We have informed Police and they have promised to take action," Nishantha Ranatunga Sri Lanka team manager said.

Earlier, the LTTE sympathizers had held banners protesting against Mendis, as he was a member of the Sri Lanka Army.


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