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PRESIDENT MAHINDA RAJAPAKSA CONDEMNS THE TERRORIST ATTACKS IN INDIA FOR THE LAST TWO DAYS

By Walter Jayawardhana

President Mahinda Rajapaksa “unreservedly” condemned the terrorist attacks in India for the last two days, a statement issued by Presidential Secretariat said.

“I unreservedly condemn the cowardly terrorist attacks in Ahmedabad , India , yesterday, killing and injuring a large number of persons, as well as the terrorist attacks in Bangalore the previous day” the President said in the statement.

President Rajapaksa also extended his deepest sympathies to the families of all those killed and wished a speedy recovery to all injured in this wanton acts of terror “by the forces ranged against democracy” , he added.

The following is the full text of the statement: “I unreservedly condemn the cowardly terrorist attacks in Ahmedabad , India , yesterday, killing and injuring a large number of persons, as well as the terrorist attacks in Bangalore the previous day.

“I extend my deepest sympathies to the families of all those killed and wish a speedy recovery to all injured in these wanton acts of terror by the forces ranged against democracy.

“Sri Lanka being a country gravely affected by the scourge of terrorism for more than two decades, we understand well how the manipulators of terror seek to destroy the harmonious relations among communities and the democratic traditions that prevail in our societies.

“My Government and I share the determination and commitment of the Government and people of India not to yield to this sustained threat of terror from those who seek to achieve their ends by inflicting maximum damage to the lives and limbs of civilians, disrupting their day to day lives and society at large.

“My Government and I express our solidarity with India in these difficult hours, and remain firm in our commitment to jointly fight the menace of terrorism in all of South Asia .”

 

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