112 troops killed, 793 wounded in June - Sri Lankan PM

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 08 July 2008, 08:53 GMT]
Ratnasiri Wickremanayake, the Sri Lankan prime minister Tuesday opening the debate in the parliament on the motion seeking approval to extend the State of Emergency for another month revealed that one hundred and twelve Sri Lankan armed forces personnel were killed and seven hundred and ninety three were injured in the battlefield against the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) in June.

Forty-three (43) civilians were killed and sixty-one (61) injured during that period, he added.

"Our troops have been advancing towards the territory of the LTTE with the determination to defeat terrorism in the country. The troops will not withdraw under any circumstances from the battle field," proclaimed Mr. Ratnasiri Wickremanayake.

The debate on the motion is continuing.


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