Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka condemns attack on Karachi International Airport
Mon, Jun 9, 2014, 09:25 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 09, Colombo: Sri Lanka today vehemently condemned the terrorist attack at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi Sunday night that killed 23 people mostly security forces personnel and civilian employees, and injured several others.

Issuing a statement, Sri Lanka's external Affairs Ministry said the Government of Sri Lanka vehemently condemns the heinous terrorist attack as a "deliberate attempt to cause mayhem and damage critical infrastructure which services international travel and commerce."

The Sri Lankan government commended the Pakistani security forces for thwarting the attack.

"It is to the credit of the professionalism of the Pakistani security forces that the attack was effectively thwarted," the statement said pointing out the need for international cooperation to eliminate terrorism.

"This incident demonstrates the urgent need to further intensify international cooperation to combat terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, in the interest of global peace and security."

The Pakistani army said 10 gunmen disguised as police guards stormed the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi Sunday night and attacked a terminal with machine guns and a rocket launchers.

The Army commandos battled the gunmen for more than five hours to gain control of the airport. The attack had left 23 people, mostly security guards and terminal staff, dead and scores injured.

Pakistan's Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack.

"The Government and the people of Sri Lanka offer their deepest condolences to the Government and the people of Pakistan, and while sharing the pain of the bereaved families, wish those injured a speedy recovery," Sri Lanka said.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
India, Pakistan, China refuse to provide information to UN team probing Sri Lanka - report
-- [1 hour and 42 minutes ago]
Salaries Commission to submit salary recommendations for Sri Lankan public sector before budget preparation
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka, China presidents to open the last phase of Norochcholai coal power plant
-- [2 hours ago]
Landslide warnings issued in Sri Lanka as heavy rains continue
Third International Conference on Community Water Services begins in Sri Lanka's hill capital
India stresses the need for a political solution within the framework of united Sri Lanka
Health Ministry of Sri Lanka has not utilized money allocated for modern equipment - Minister
Ex- LTTE cadre pleads guilty for assassination of former Sri Lankan Major General
Australian company invests US$ 10.5 million in Sri Lanka to manufacture oats based products
Sri Lanka Tamil party discusses resolving ethnic issue with Indian Foreign Minister

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.