The Islamic terrorist attack of March 2009 near Gaddafi Stadium at Lahore was a traumatic event which endangered the Sri Lankan cricket team as well as a mini-bus bearing cricketing officials. The team were extremely fortunate to survive withonly aa few minor injuries. Photogaphs can only provide a smidgeon of the impact.
Thilan Samarawera in ambulance on way to hospital in Lahore …. Tharanga Paranavitane in hospital with minor injuries
Pakistani Airforce helicopters land in the Stadium to airlift the Sri Lankan entourage to the international airport where the Pakistani airforce flew them to Sri Lanka …where Mahela Jayewardene is met by his wife and ‘snapped’ by local cameramen