President condoles over terrorist attacks in France
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 François Hollande,
President of the Republic of France,
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.
Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka
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We wnet through hell for more than three decades under terrorism for the simple reason that successive governments through inaction and complacency and death toll during this period were never accounted and the vague estimates were around 40,000
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The relatively unsophisticated Sri Lankans have been taken for a long ride by a lot of people, including by the successful and wealthy Tamil diaspora who want their pound of flesh. The criminal minds who financed and propped up this vicious terrorist group operated from the safety of Western locations like London, Toronto, Paris, New York, DC and the like. Unfortunately many gullible bleeding hearts, including from Norway, helped create legitimacy for their extreme violence. They should some day realize that they helped create the pioneer of modern terrorism. Sri Lankan watchers will know what I mean.I am sure we will see comments here from apologists for this nihilist terrorist group. Some of them come with Ivy League credentials and say all the right things about human rights, genocide etc. They carefully hide the evil they have unleashed on their own kind back home because they genuinely believe some of the falsehoods they propagate. To them I say, please, try to wipe hatred from your eyes and try to work for an end to these long cycles of violence.
Soon you have to say condolence to our country too. Before that hope people will wake up.