SL Premier: 200 military personnel killed, 1,000 wounded in September

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 07 October 2008, 14:45 GMT]
About two hundred military personnel were killed and over one-thousand wounded in the battle field in the military operation against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in September, said Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickremanayake in Sri Lanka parliament Tuesday when moving the motion to extend the State of Emergency for another month, parliamentary sources said.

The State of Emergency is being extended with the approval of the parliament since August 12, 2005. Mr. Wickremanayake further told parliament that thirteen civilians were killed and 29 others wounded during the same period. He further said that "all, irrespective party and other differences, should fight against terrorism." The Sri Lankan forces have accelerated their military operation in the north, he added.

 

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