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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2677

Foreign Minister Bogollagama Strongly Condemned Bomb Attack by LTTE in Colombo

Colombo, 17 May, ( Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama strongly condemned the suicide bomb attack by the LTTE in Colombo today (16 May 2008), which claimed the lives of seven police officers and two civilians, as well as causing serious injuries to scores of civilian bystanders. He said "This cowardly and brutal attack on a police bus, is but the latest atrocity unleashed by the LTTE on security personnel and civilians. It is a sign of utter desperation of the terrorists, in the face of their complete defeat in the Eastern Province, both militarily and politically and their imminent annihilation in the North."

He said that the Government will never succumb to the fascist designs of the LTTE, and is more resolved as never before to eliminate terrorism from every part of Sri Lanka. The people of Sri Lanka are solidly behind the security forces in this endeavor. The international community has also now realized the true nature of the LTTE, which has once again proved its absolute contempt for democracy, pluralism and civilized values of humanity.

He extend his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones in this terrorist outrage and also his sincere wishes for the speedy recovery of those who sustained injuries.

- Asian Tribune -

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