Signifying essence of true friendship; India offers 'all possible assistance’ to Sri Lanka

News Bharati    23-Apr-2019

New Delhi, April 23: India has acted decisively when it comes to taking action against heinous crime like terrorism. Fulfilling 'Neighbour's First’ policy, India has offered all possible assistance to Sri Lanka following the multiple blasts on Easter Sunday. The dasdardly act of terrorism shook the entire world as it depicted a shame on humanity killing almost 310 people and leaving many injured.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi held telephonic conversations with the President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka offering all possible help and assistance to deal with the situation. In his conversation, PM Modi termed the serial blasts as a "cold-blooded and pre-planned barbaric acts" and pointed out that the attacks were another grave reminder of the most serious challenge posed to the entire humanity by terrorism in our region and the entire world.

In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said there can be no justification for any act of terror and called for concerted global action to effectively deal with the menace, including cross-border terrorism.

"We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Sri Lanka. We wish speedy recovery to those injured in the attacks," the MEA statement said. "We call for perpetrators of such ghastly and heinous act and those who provide them support to be brought to justice expeditiously," the ministry said.

 

"We strongly condemn the serial blasts on multiple locations in Sri Lanka today morning in which many people have been killed and injured. "We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Sri Lanka. We wish speedy recovery to those injured in the attacks," the MEA statement said.

PM Modi also conveyed his heartfelt condolences on his own behalf as well as on behalf of all Indians, over the loss of over 200 lives in the terrorist action.

 

The Prime Minister renewed the offer of all possible help and assistance to Sri Lanka for ensuring its security against the challenges such as those posed by terrorism, the release said. The Prime Minister also wished a speedy recovery for the injured and offered any kind of medical assistance for treatment of the injured.

Over 200 people were killed and around 500 others were injured in a series of blasts at several locations in Sri Lanka in which suicide bombers were involved in at least two of the eight attacks that struck three churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners on Easter Sunday.