Sri Lanka denounced in the strongest terms, today’s terrorist attack on a bus in Karachi, killing innocent civilians and injuring many.
The Government said that firing on men, women and children while they were on their way to participate in religious observances displays a brutality of unimaginable proportions.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this deplorable violence. We stand firmly with the Government and people of Pakistan in their hour of grief and wish those who were injured, a quick recovery,” a Foreign Ministry statement said.
The statement said that Sri Lanka condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and expresses support for all efforts to combat this scourge. (Colombo Gazette)