“The Government and the people of Sri Lanka wish to express our deep condolences to the families of the victims and our thoughts and prayers for the speedy recovery to those injured by the attack,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement today.
The Foreign Ministry said that Sri Lanka stands in support and solidarity with the Government and the people of Pakistan in their steadfast commitment to eradicate terrorism.
President Maithripala Sirisena, in a separate statement, also condemned the attack. He said the terrorist attack is a dreadful act of cowardice.
“I am saddened by the news and condemn all forms of terrorism targeting innocent civilians”, he said in a message sent to the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif.
The President said that securing the lives of the people in the region is an uncompromised responsibility of the South Asian nations and Sri Lanka stands in unity with the people and the Government of Pakistan in this hour of grief. (Colombo Gazette)