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Prez, Vice-Prez condemn terror attack in Lanka

Prez, Vice-Prez condemn terror attack in Lanka

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) Condemning the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu offered their condolences to the people and government of the island nation and said such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in a civilised society.

'India condemns the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and offers its condolences to the people and government of the country. Such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in civilised society,' said Mr Kovind in his tweet.

'We stand in complete solidarity with Sri Lanka,' the President said.

Mr Naidu also expressed his shock and said, 'I am shocked and deeply saddened to learn about the loss of innocent lives in multiple bombings on Easter Sunday in Colombo.'

Offering condolences to the members of bereaved families, Mr Naidu wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

Strongly condemning the horrific blasts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there was no place for such barbarism in the region and India stands in solidarity with the people of the Island nation.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said such ghastly acts of violence are highly condemnable.

'Deeply saddened by the bomb blasts in Colombo, SriLanka and killing of innocent people there. Such ghastly acts of violence are highly condemnable. My thoughts & prayers are with the bereaved families. Pray for speedy recovery of injured,' he wrote on twitter.

Principal Opposition party Congress also condemned the blasts and expressed its solidarity with the bereaved families.

'We are deeply saddened by the terrible attacks on several churches in Sri Lanka on the holy day of Easter. We stand with the people in their time of grief & pray for their recovery,' the party said.

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