Security of Sri Lankan players hopelessly inadequate: Chidambaram

March 3rd, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 3 (IANS) Home Minister P. Chidambaram Tuesday condemned the shootout near Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium in which six Sri Lankan players were injured and said the security of the players was “hopelessly inadequate”.
“It is shocking,” Chidambaram told reporters, reacting to the shootout in Lahore’s Liberty Market crossing, in which gunmen with sophisticated weapons, including rocket launchers, singled out the Sri Lankan team, injuring players like Thilanna Samaraweera and Upul Tharanga Paranawitharana.

“It is quite obvious that security of the Sri Lankan players has been hopelessly inadequate. We condemn the shooting and we hope that players like Samaraweera and Mendis are safe and will recover,” Chidambaram said.

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