Rajapaksa shortens Nepal visit over attack on Lankan cricket team at Lahore

March 3rd, 2009 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI  

Kathmandu, Mar 3 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has cut his stay in Nepal in the wake of attack on Sri Lankan cricket team at Lahore in Pakistan on Tuesday.

Rajapaksa has cancelled his trip to Lumbini.

He had arrived Nepal yesterday on a three-day visit on the invitation of his Nepali counterpart President Dr Ram Baran Yadav.

During his visit, he met Dr. Yadav and Prime Minister Prachanda.

Six Sri Lankan cricketers have been injured in a firing near Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. The injured players include, Ajantha Mendis, Tharanga Paranavitana, Thilan Samaraweera, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene.

Sri Lanka’’s tour of Pakistan has been cancelled, and team has been called back. (ANI)

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