4:55 PM

Police post comes under LTTE attack

The Police roadblock near the Halmillawetiya junction in Kebettigollawa in Anuradhapura comes under an LTTE attack in early hours today, July 11.

According to the available information, a group of LTTE terrorists fired at the roadblock around 4.00 a.m and alert police personnel responded the enemy fire strongly.One Special Task Force personnel suffered injuries during the confrontation and rushed to the Anuradhapura hospital, sources said.

4:50 PM

National Sports Festival in Kilinochchi ?

President Mahinda Rajapaksa assured that the country will soon be able to stage the National Sports Festival in Kilinochchi when the region is liberated from the clutches of terrorism.

President made these remarks when he addressed the gathering after declaring open the 34th National Sports Festival at D.A. Rajapaksa Stadium in Beliatta. He also said that sports can bring about peace and prosperity to the country and his vision is to have sports complexes in every province if not every district of the country.

The National Sports Festival is Sri Lanka's main domestic mega sports event which includes 24 sports items organised by the Sri Lankan Sports ministry at a cost of Rs. 50 million.Three thousand sports persons from nine provinces are contesting at the sports event this year.

12:26 PM

LTTE open fire to bus

At least 4 civilians were killed and 26 others reported wounded when LTTE terrorists opened fire at a passenger bus plying from Monaragala towards Kataragama, at the 49th mile post along the Buttala-Kataragama main road, Friday (July 11), at around 10:15 a.m.