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President Maithripala Sirisena expressed his deepest sympathy over the dastardly terrorist attack at the Brussels airport yesterday and said it must be condemned by the entire world. In a message to the King Phillippe of Belgium, he conveyed the sympathies of the people and the government of Sri Lanka to the victims of this attack.

“As a nation that suffered due to ruthless terrorism for nearly three decades, Sri Lanka is always willing to extend fullest cooperation to any action aimed at eliminating the menace of terrorism from the world”, he stated.

Following is the full text of the message sent by President Sirisena

“King of Belgium

Your Highness,

I was saddened to hear the news of the dastardly terrorist attack at the Brussels airport killing and injuring many innocent civilians.

Such senseless brutal acts must be condemned by the entire world. This also reminds us the imperative need for collective action against all forms of terrorism.

As a nation that suffered due to ruthless terrorism for nearly three decades, Sri Lanka is always willing to extend fullest cooperation to any action aimed at eliminating the menace of terrorism from the world

I wish to convey my personal sympathies to Your Excellency, while the people and the Government of Sri Lanka join me in expressing our sincere condolences to the families of the victim of this heinous attack.

Your Highness, please accept my highest consideration.

Maithripala Sirisena

President

Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka”

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