Sri Lanka Attacks

C’wealth expresses condolences

Metro Desk

23 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland on Monday expressed shock and revulsion at the terror attack in Sri Lanka.

In her message, the Secretary-General said: “On behalf of the Commonwealth family of 53 nations I wish to convey my deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the government and the people of Sri Lanka.”

“The Commonwealth, through our charter, our work on countering violent extremism, and other initiatives such as faith in the commonwealth and peace at the crease, is working assiduously to promote peace and harmony. Terror attacks such as these will not deter us but will make our family of nations even more determined to work together for greater peace and understanding,” she said.

The Secretary-General said: “On behalf of the Commonwealth family, I reaffirm our solidarity and support to the government and people of Sri Lanka during this terrible time.”