President condoles over terrorist attacks in France

Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena says as a nation that has undergone much suffering due to terrorism, Sri Lanka unreservedly condemns terrorist attacks in Paris.

Issuing a message of condolence, the President states the international community must unite to collectively combat the menace of terrorism and extremism.

Following is the full text of the message issued by the President;

HE Fran├žois Hollande,
President of the Republic of France,

Excellency,

I am deeply saddened by the large loss of life and injuries caused by the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015.

The Government and People of Sri Lanka join me in conveying condolences to the Government and People of France, to the bereaved families and those injured in the attack.

As a nation that has undergone much suffering due to terrorism, Sri Lanka unreservedly condemns such acts of terror. The international community must unite to collectively combat the menace of terrorism and extremism.

The Government and people of Sri Lanka stand united with the Government and People of France during this time of grief.

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

Maithripala Sirisena

President
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka