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Foreign Minister mourns loss of lives in Sri Lanka

Such gruesome violence must be strongly handled to prevent its recurrence, he says

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21st April, 2019 06:22:49 printer

Foreign Minister mourns loss of lives in Sri Lanka

 

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen has offered heartfelt condolences after explosions at several churches and hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday killed over a hundred people.

"Bangladesh maintains a zero tolerance policy against terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and believes that such gruesome violence must be strongly handled to prevent its recurrence," he said in a message to Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Tilak Marapana.

Blasts at three churches and three luxury hotels killed at least 138 people and injured hundreds more. It is the biggest violence Sri Lanka has witnessed since its civil war ended a decade ago.

Two Bangladeshis are missing, Dhaka said.

Dr Momen strongly condemned the attack and assured to stand by Sri Lanka at this tragic hour. 

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the members of the bereaved families. We pray for a speedy recovery of the injured," he wrote.


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