President Mahinda Rajapaksa called Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday to express condolences to the families of those who were killed in the terrorist attack at a school in Peshawar.
The President condemned the attack in the strongest possible terms and particularly highlighted the brutally of targeting innocent children while in school.
Recalling how Sri Lanka suffered from terrorism for nearly three decades, President Rajapaksa told Prime Minister Sharif that Sri Lanka shares the pain and suffering that Pakistan as a country is now going through.
President Rajapaksa also commended the Prime Minister's firm resolve to rid Pakistan of terrorism. Drawing upon the discussion the two leaders had in Nepal on the sidelines of the SAARC Summit, President Rajapaksa reiterated the need for a strong, collective effort to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. President Rajapaksa also thanked Prime Minister Sharif for Pakistan's continuous support in eliminating terrorism on Sri Lankan soil and reiterated Sri Lanka's support to Pakistan in the fight to eliminate this menace in the region.