Sept 19, (NIA) – The Sri Lankan government on Monday strongly condemned the terrorist attack on an Indian military base in Kashmir on Sunday.
“Sri Lanka, as a country, that has undergone the scourge of terrorism for almost three decades resents all forms and manifestation of terrorism,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement here.
“In the hour of grief, the government of Sri Lanka offers its condolences to the families of the victims of the attack.”
The government further reiterated the urgent need for sustained regional and global cooperation to eliminate the menace of terrorism.
At least 17 soldiers were killed in a pre-dawn ambush by militants on an Indian army base in Indian controlled Kashmir on Sunday morning, resulting in fresh tension to erupt across the region.
Pakistan, on Monday, rejected India’s allegations of being involved in the attack after an Indian Minister labelled Pakistan as a ‘terrorist state’.