Lanka condemns serial bomb blasts in Assam
Sri Lanka has denounced the multiple bomb blasts in the Indian State
of Assam on Thursday, causing death and injury to a large number of
Issuing a message, Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama has extended
the condolences of all Sri Lankans to those bereaved by these attacks
and expressed the hope that the challenge posed by the terrorists will
be met with resolve.
The Minister also underscored the SAARC stand that terrorism is a
major threat to all civilised societies and to democracy, and its
determination to combat the menace with greater resolve. The full text
of the Foreign Minister's message:
"It is with great distress that we in Sri Lanka have learnt of the
bomb blasts on October 30 in several locations of the Indian State of
Assam that have, according to media reports resulted in the deaths of 62
persons and injuries to over 300. The terrorist perpetrators of these
blasts have designed them in the most cowardly and cruellest possible
manner, by targeting innocent civilians in a serial sequence.
We, Sri Lankans extend our heartfelt condolences to those bereaved by
the blasts, while wishing the injured a speedy recovery. We are
confident that the challenge posed by the terrorists through these
blasts will be met with resolve and that the law enforcement authorities
will soon bring the perpetrators to justice.
The SAARC fraternity views terrorism as a major threat to all
civilized societies and to democracy, and stands for combating the
menace with greater resolve."
Sri Lanka expresses solidarity with Pakistan on earthquake disaster
Sri Lanka has expressed its solidarity with the Government and the
people of Pakistan over the widespread death and destruction caused by
the massive earthquake which struck the Baluchistan Province.
Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama in a message to the Foreign
Minister of Pakistan Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, stated that Sri
Lanka, while expressing heartfelt sympathy for those who have suffered
in this disaster, supported all relief and rescue efforts of the
Government of Pakistan.
He conveyed his wishes for the speedy recovery of those who have been
affected by the earthquake.
FM denounces terrorist attack in Pamplona
Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama unreservedly condemned the car
bomb explosion at the University of Navarra in the Spanish city of
Pamplona on Thursday.
In a message to his Spanish counterpart, Miguel Angel Moratinos, the
Minister expressed his understanding of the gravity of the terrorist
attack, since Sri Lanka too has suffered at the hands of terrorist.
Describing terrorism as a global threat, Minister Bogollagama has
called on the international community to take concerted collective
action to eradicate this scourge.