Britain expresses sympathy over terror attacks
The British Minister of State and Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
with special responsibility for Asia, Lord Malloch Brown told President
Mahinda Rajapaksa at Dorchester Hotel in London that they "feel huge
sympathy for President Rajapaksa, people of Sri Lanka and the victims of
terrorist bombs in the island nation". "We wish that this type of
violence would end soon," he said.
The State Minister discussed a range of bilateral issues and the need
to continue high level engagement between the two countries.
The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) has been blamed for the
terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka. After two recent most terrorist attacks
in civilian buses the United Nations Humanitarian Office (OCHA) said,
the katubedde and Polgolla bus attacks blamed on the Liberation Tigers
of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) are against all standards of international
humanitarian law and all principles on which the United Nations is
"The targeting of non-combatants is a contravention of international
humanitarian law, for which those responsible must be held accountable,"
OCHA's news service IRIN quoting a UN official said.