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Letters to the Editor

Soldiers, we salute you

Two Sri Lankan soldiers have laid down their lives following an explosion while performing their UN peacekeeping mission duties in Mali.

Captain H.W.D. Jayawickrema of 11 Sri Lanka Light Infantry from Polonnaruwa and Corporal S.S. Wijekumara of 1 Mechanical Infantry Regiment from Thalakolawewa, Polpithigama, have laid down their lives.

Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. The greatest sacrifice is when you sacrifice your own happiness for the sake of someone else.

We are indebted to those who have given their lives for the freedom of others.

The UN Secretary General has expressed his deep condolences to the Government of Sri Lanka and the families of the victims.

Six Sri Lankan soldiers were also injured in this Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in Mali.

The attacks targeting UN peacekeepers constitute a war crime under international law.

These peacekeepers were supporting the people of Mali in their pursuit of peace and stability.

We express our deep condolences to the families of the victims.