MR Condemns Karachi Terrorist Attack

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President Mahinda Rajapaksa, in a message to Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif vehemently condemned the terrorist attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi last Sunday which killed several security forces personnel and civilian employees.

"I am deeply shocked to learn of the heinous terrorist attack. Sri Lanka having been a victim of terrorism for nearly three decades, can empathize with Pakistan's dreadful experience in this instance," President said.

The Full Message:-

His Excellency Muhammad Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Excellency,

I am deeply shocked to learn of the heinous terrorist attack on the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi last night, killing several security forces personnel and civilian employees.

 The Government and the people of Sri Lanka join me in vehemently condemning this attack which is a deliberate attempt to cause mayhem and damage to vital infrastructure servicing international travel and commerce. Sri Lanka, having been a victim of terrorism for nearly three decades, can empathize with Pakistan’s dreadful experience in this instance.

The professionalism of the Pakistani security forces and their effective action which mitigated wider damage is commendable. This incident demonstrates the urgent need to further intensify international cooperation to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations in the interest of global peace and security. In this context, we, in Sri Lanka recall with profound gratitude the invaluable support of Pakistan to eradicate terrorism in our country. Sri Lanka will continue to stand by Pakistan in combating terrorism.

On behalf of the Government and the people of Sri Lanka, I offer our deepest condolences to the Government and the people of Pakistan, and share the grief of the bereaved family members in their hour of great adversity. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and the injured as they cope with this tragedy.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Mahinda Rajapaksa

  Comments - 12

  • Damith Thursday, 12 June 2014 03:40 AM

    Took this long to condemn?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Thursday, 12 June 2014 04:07 AM

    Best thing to do now is to express our solidarity by sending our Rugby team to play in Karachchi. Mere words are not sufficient.

    Public Thursday, 12 June 2014 04:07 AM

    Boss is very quick in condemning matters happening outside Sri Lanka while silent in local matters.

    sss Wednesday, 11 June 2014 01:04 PM

    You should also condemn thuggery and corruption of your fellow politicians and high end officials which have already tarnished your record

    Damian Thursday, 12 June 2014 04:42 AM

    Good time to send Sri Lanka's cricket team to Pakistan, as pledged in (by) "Mahinda Chinthana"!!!!!

    meranchi Wednesday, 11 June 2014 01:39 PM

    Condemn is useless no any effect in that .......i

    Mottayah Wednesday, 11 June 2014 01:53 PM

    Big Talk...wanted our cricketers to tour Pakistan to show his colours at the very risk to our national treasure, our cricketers.Why doesn't he ask the SL rugby team with the usual self selected players to tour Pakistan..Talk the talk..can he walk the walk??

    Saskia Wednesday, 11 June 2014 02:04 PM

    Should we believe that you considers the life of civilians? Who wrote this letter? My compliments to that person. Really nice texts.

    Grumpy Wednesday, 11 June 2014 02:54 PM

    Are you still considering sending our cricket team there?

    King Friday, 13 June 2014 12:36 PM

    But we condemn the R

    George Clooney Thursday, 12 June 2014 06:42 AM

    The UN has also condemed SL for atrocities committed during the last stages of the war.

    Mama Raja Thursday, 12 June 2014 07:59 AM

    ayo ape...sha hary hondaine ape king


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