Sri Lanka team air-lifted out of Gaddafi stadium

Published: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 14:14 [IST]
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Colombo: Sri Lankan cricket team, which was attacked by unidentified gunmen in Lahore this morning, was air-lifted from the Gaddafi Stadium to the international airport from where they would be flown out of the country as soon as possible.

The shocked Sri Lankan cricket team would be flown out by a special plane to Colombo.

Such an emergency measure was expected after the Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajpaksa had made it clear that the players would be brought back to the homeland as soon as possible to ensure their safety and security.

"I condemn this cowardly terrorist attack targeting the Sri Lankan cricket team," Rajapaksa said in a message sent from Nepal, where he is on an official visit- he has now cut short his visit and would be heading back to Colombo.


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