President Mahinda Rajapaksa has condemned the terrorist attack in Paris and offered his
condolences to the families of the victims. Speaking from his home in Medamulana, President Rajapaksa said, “The world needs to come together to fight all forms of terrorism wherever it happens.”
Having undergone 30 years of terrorism, the President said, Sri Lanka understands well the brutality of it. This incident proves that terrorism is not confined to any specific countries but that it is prevalent in all corners of the world, he further added.
“This brutal attack is another reminder of how easily terrorism can destabilise a country and how vigilant governments must be to ensure that terrorism doesn’t raise its head.”
The President also expressed solidarity with the Government and the people of France during this difficult period and assured the full support of the Sri Lankan Government and the Sri Lankan people in overcoming this horrific tragedy.