Colombo, May 24 (NIA) – Sri Lankan Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe, on Wednesday, in a letter sent to his British counterpart, strongly condemned the attack in the Manchester Arena in UK on Monday which killed over 20 people.
In the letter released by Wickremesinghe’s office, the Sri Lankan Prime Minister said that it was with profound sadness that he learned of the tragic loss of lives and injuries following the dastardly act of terror at the Manchester Arena.
He said Sri Lanka unequivocally condemns this horrific act of violence and thoughts and prayers are with the affected families and injured.
“I express my deepest condolence to you, and through you, to the people of the UK and the bereaved families. We deeply mourn the children, who lost their lives during this terror attack,” Wickremesinghe said.
Atleast four people have been arrested over the terror attack and Britain remains on high alert amid fears the suicide bomber Salman Abedi did not act alone.
The authorities are seeking to establish if the suicide bomber who left 22 people dead, was part of a wider network.
Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, said on Wednesday that it is “likely” he was not acting alone as she confirmed up to 3,800 troops can be deployed across the UK, the Telegraph reported.