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Monday, 04 February 2019 - 21:13
Bodies of war heroes killed in Mali flown to the island
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The bodies of Major Wasantha Dinesh Jayawickramage and Corporal Samantha Wijekumara were flown to the island from Mali this afternoon.

Major Jayawikcramage and Corporal Wijekumara were killed when their military vehicle on patrol was bombed by a terrorist group in Mali.

The terrorist attack targeting a Sri Lankan security team attached to the UN Peace Keeping Force was launched on January 25th.

At the same time, UN Secretary-General and the UN Security Council have condemned the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan troops engaged in its Peace Keeping forces in Mali.

Meanwhile, Commander of the UN Peace Keeping Forces in Mali and Lieutenant General Denis, of the Swedish army, who was at the airport to receive the bodies of slain Sri Lankan army officers, said that the UN expects to obtain more services from Sri Lankan security forces.
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