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“The terror attack in Lahore yesterday is a dreadful act of cowardice. I am saddened by the news and condemn all forms of terrorism targeting innocent civilians”, stated President Maithripala Sirisena in his message of condolences to the Prime Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif on the terrorist attack in Lahore yesterday (27).

Full text of the condolence message:

” The terror attack in Lahore yesterday is a dreadful act of cowardice. I am saddened by the news and condemn all forms of terrorism targeting innocent civilians.

My condolences are with the families and the loved ones of the victims and I wish speedy recovery to the injured.

Securing the lives of the people in the region is an uncompromised responsibility of the South Asian nations and Sri Lanka stand in unity with the people and the government of Pakistan in this hour of grief.

Your Excellency, please accept my highest consideration.”

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