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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2676

United States Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Sri Lanka

Colombo, 03 February, (Asiantribune.com): The United States has strongly condemned the terrorist attacks on February 3 at the Fort Railway Station and at the Dehiwala Zoo in Colombo, and on February 2 on a bus in Dambulla.

The press statement released by the US Embassy in Colombo said, “We offer our condolences to the victims, and their families.”

“These reprehensible acts, which bear all the hallmarks of the LTTE, clearly targeted innocent civilians to foster an atmosphere of fear prior to Sri Lanka’s Independence Day celebrations,” the Embassy statement said.

US Embassy urged, “We appeal urgently to all parties to the conflict to take every possible measure to avoid killing or injuring civilians.”

The statement further emphasized, “Only a political solution to the country’s conflict that responds to the aspirations of Sri Lanka’s Tamil and other communities offers a way out of the current cycle of escalating violence.

- Asian Tribune -

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