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Friday, February 20, 2015 - 04.42 GMT

Sri Lanka condemns brutal killing of 21 Egyptians in Libya


The government yesterday vehemently condemned the gruesome killing of twenty one Coptic Christian Egyptians by the terrorist group, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in Libya last Sunday, 15th February 2015.

"The barbaric manner in which these killings were carried out has outraged the collective conscience of the world, and is a crime against humanity," Sri Lanka's Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement Thursday.

"Sri Lanka firmly believes that the international community should take concerted and decisive action to eradicate the growing menace of terrorism, which is a threat to human civilization, in all its forms and manifestations."

"The Government and people of Sri Lanka convey their profound condolences to the Government and the people of Egypt, as well as to the bereaved families on this terrible national tragedy," the statement added





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