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Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:24

The Minister of State for External Affairs of India, General (Dr.) V.K. Singh (Retd.) visited the Sri Lanka High Commission in New Delhi on Wednesday 24 April 2019 to offer condolences to the Government and the people of Sri Lanka following the tragic terror attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka.  The State Minister for External Affairs was received by the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in the New Delhi, HE Austin Fernando. Following the signing the Book of Condolence, Minister Singh conveyed his deepest condolences on behalf of the Indian Government to the Government of Sri Lanka led by President Maithripala Sirisena, the Sri Lankan people, and especially the families of the victims.  High Commissioner Austin Fernando extended his deep appreciation to the Minister V K Singh for the kind gesture extended by Indian Government in the aftermath of this tragedy. High Commissioner also conveyed his deepest sympathies to the Minister V K Singh for the loss of lives of Indian nationals during the terror attacks.

In his message of condolence Minister V K Singh noted that;

On behalf of the Government and People of India, I express my deepest condolences on the tragic loss of lives and injury to the victims of horrific terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka on 21 April 2019.  Our thoughts and prayers are with family members of the deceased.  We pray for speedy recovery of the injured.  Targeting religious places during religious festivities make these terrorist attacks even more reprehensible.  We condemn them in the strongest terms.

We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka at this difficult time, including rending any assistance that may be required.

General (Dr.) V.K. Singh
Minister of State for External Affairs of India
24 April 2019

 Sri Lanka High Commission
New Delhi
25 April 2019