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* Sri Lanka condemns militant attack on Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir
Tue, Jul 11, 2017, 10:18 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

July 11, Colombo: Sri Lanka today expressed strong condemnation for the terrorist attack on Amarnath Yatris Hindu pilgrims in Kashmir on Monday.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena condemning the attack on the pilgrims expressed solidarity with India.

"I condemn the brutal terrorist attack on innocent pilgrims in Amarnath. Sri Lanka stands in solidarity with India in his hour of grief," he said in a Twitter post.

Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe in a Twitter message said the attack on pilgrims in Amarnath Yatris is devastating

"The attack on pilgrims in Amarnath Yatris is devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families affected and our friends in India," the Premier said.

The Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesperson in a Twitter post said Sri Lanka condemns the attack in the strongest terms.

"Sri Lanka condemns in the strongest terms, the attack on peaceful pilgrims-Amarnath Yatris. Our hearts are with those affected."

A bus carrying Amarnath yatris, was attacked on Monday by terrorists when they opened fire, killing seven pilgrims and injuring 19 others. The attack took place when the bus was returning from the Amarnath Cave pilgrimage site at Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.


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