Sri Lanka condemns Indian bomb blasts

[October 31, 2005 - 5.30 GMT]

The Government in a message condemning the terror attack on the Indian capital said ‘it was deeply distressed to learn of the bomb blasts’. The explosions in New Delhi on Saturday evening caused significant casualties. The Government announcement said ‘this terrorist violence is even more outrageous and horrific since it appears to have been targeted entirely at the civilian population, even as they were preparing for Deepawali and Eid, which are two significant religious festivals in India, as it is in Sri Lanka’.

The Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi has reported that is has not received any information as yet of any Sri Lankan casualties.

The High Commission is continuing to monitor the developments and is in contact with Indian authorities to obtain further information in this regard. A specially designated officer from Sri Lanka’s New Delhi High Commission is visiting hospitals that are treating casualties, in order to ascertain if any Sri Lankan nationals were caught up in the blasts.














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Last Updated Date: October 31, 2005 - 5.30 GMT


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