Security beefed up at BIA following Brussels terror attacks

BIA KatunayakeSecurity has been beefed up at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Defence Secretary Karunasena Hettiarachchi said today.

Addressing the media today the Defence Secretary said that security has been beefed up following the Brussels terror attacks.

He said that other security concerns also prompted the authorities to increase security at the airport.

President Maithripala Sirisena had earlier expressed his deepest sympathies over the terrorist attack at the Brussels airport and said it must be condemned by the entire world.

In a message to the King Phillippe of Belgium, he conveyed the sympathies of the people and the government of Sri Lanka to the victims of this attack.

“As a nation that suffered due to ruthless terrorism for nearly three decades, Sri Lanka is always willing to extend fullest cooperation to any action aimed at eliminating the menace of terrorism from the world”, he stated.

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa also condemned the terrorist attacks in Brussels. (Colombo Gazette)

Report by Indika Sri Aravinda

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