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Wan Azizah condemns act of terrorism in Sri Lanka

Bernama  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has condemned the act of terrorism that claimed more than 130 lives in Sri Lanka today.

“I strongly condemn the act of terrorism that killed more than 130 people in Sri Lanka today. Easter is a joyous occasion for Christians and to commit such an act on such a day, or any day, is truly condemnable.

“Our prayers are with Sri Lankans during this difficult period,” she said in her latest tweet posting today.

A series of explosions rocked several locations namely Kochikade Church, Katuwapitiya Church, Shangri-La Hotel, Cinnamon Grand Hotel and St Barnabas church in Batticaloa in Colombo at 8.30 am local time killing more than 130 people, including nine foreigners.

Earlier today, Wisma Putra in a statement confirmed no Malaysians were affected in the incident.

“Malaysia strongly condemns the attacks and hopes that those responsible for this barbaric crime be brought to justice. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected," the statement said.

Wisma Putra advised Malaysians in the affected vicinity to exercise caution, and monitor the latest developments from local news, as well as local authorities.

The High Commission of Malaysia in Colombo is closely monitoring the situation and can be contacted at 45, Rosmead Place Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

- Bernama

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