My Government and I hurry to condemn most fervently the atrocious acts of terrorism that killed more than 100 persons and upset many more in the attacks carried out in the Indian city of Mumbai last night.
Our opinion to go out to the families of those killed and upset and in these acts of terror; we express our deepest sympathies to the families of the dead and wish a quick revival to those injured, and the safe and early let go of hostages.
The attacks on most important hotels, hospitals and public transport in Mumbai, the business and financial capital of India, show that the terrorists are targeting an significant separation of the Indian economy, with a view destabilizing democracy in India.
These unlucky attacks bring into focus the urgent need for concerted act by all countries to eradicate the menace of terrorism, wherever it is, and whoever the leaders and manipulators of such aggression may be.
As a country that has suffered the most brutal terrorism for the past three decades, and is currently busy in strong-minded action to get rid of it from our midst, Sri Lanka stands with the Government and people of India at this time of tragedy and wait firm in our assure to together fight and get rid of terrorism in all its forms from our countries, as well as from the South Asian Region.