Rajapaksa condemns Mumbai attack

November 27th, 2008 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS  

Colombo, Nov 27 (IANS) Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa Thursday “vehemently condemned” the terror attack that left over 100 people dead in Mumbai.He also called for “concerted action” by all countries to eliminate terrorism.

“My government and I hasten to condemn most vehemently the brutal acts of terrorism that killed more than 100 persons and injured many more in Mumbai last night,” Rajapaksa said in a statement.

Rajapaksa said the indiscriminate attacks “show that the terrorists are targeting an important sector of the Indian economy with a view to destabilizing democracy in India.

“These unfortunate attacks bring into focus the urgent need for concerted action by all countries to eradicate the menace of terrorism, wherever it is, and whoever the leaders and manipulators of such violence may be,” he said.

“Sri Lanka stands with the government and people of India at this time of tragedy,” Rajapaksa said.

Some Sri Lankan television channels showed live the CNN coverage of the Mumbai terrorist attack while the local websites updated every development related to the attack.

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