The Sri Lankan Government condoles with the Government of Norway, the people of Norway, and the families of the victims of the dastard bombing and shooting incidents that took place in the centre of Oslo and at the youth camp near Oslo yesterday.
Sri Lanka assured that it stands with the people of Norway and offers its deepest sympathies. Acting Minister of External Affairs Neomal Perera states that it is sad to see the Norwegian people experiencing this kind of terrorism, as Norway has a low crime rate and specially the Norwegians being a peace loving nation as much as Sri Lanka. He said their hearts go out to the Norwegian people, in this moment of sorrow. He said there is no other country which would understand the pain and the suffering of the Norwegian people at this devastating time, than Sri Lanka, as it too had suffered the same pain and sorrow so profoundly during the last 3 decades at the hands of the most brutal terrorism outfit in the world.
The Acting External Affairs Minister Perera on behalf of the Government of Sri Lanka reminds the world leaders and the entire international community that they have a moral responsibility and an undeniable stake to work towards curbing terrorism which is a menace, destroying valuable lives and also leaving developing countries paralyzed.