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Lanka condemns Uri attack, says 'urgent need to eliminate menace of terrorism'

Updated: Sep 21, 2016 11:25 IST

Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept. 21 (ANI): Strongly condemning the terror attack on an Army Base Camp in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, Sri Lanka on Wednesday said that there is an "urgent need for sustained regional and global cooperation to eliminate the menace of terrorism."

Issuing a statement, the Government of Sri Lanka said that as a country, which has undergone the scourge of terrorism for almost three decades, it resents all forms and manifestation of terrorism.

"In the hour of grief, the Government of Sri Lanka offers its condolences to the families of the victims of the attack," added the statement.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday offered condolences to the families of the victims during his telephonic conversation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Both leaders also spoke of the need for sustained cooperation among the countries of the region to end the scourge of terrorism.

In one of the worst attacks in recent times, as many as 18 soldiers were killed and over 20 others got injured post the terror strike on an army camp close to the headquarters of the 12th Brigade at Uri on Sunday.

After giving an assurance of going after the perpetrators of the deadly Uri attack, Prime Minister Modi has given the green signal to diplomatically isolate Pakistan at every international grouping.

India is to present all actionable evidence against Pakistan if required at international bodies. (ANI)