President expresses concerns over Paris attacks

President Maithripala Sirisena has expressed concerns over the attacks in Paris in which over 153 people have been killed.“As a nation that has undergone much suffering due to terrorism, Sri Lanka unreservedly condemns such acts of terror. The international community must unite to collectively combat the menace of terrorism and extremism. The Government and people of Sri Lanka stand united with the Government and People of France during this time of grief,” the President said. The Foreign Ministry said that there are no reports so far of any ‪‎Sri Lankans‬ affected by the attacks. Meanwhile the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it was in touch with the relevant officials to gather information on any Sri Lankans who may have been affected by the attacks. ‎Sri Lankans‬ in Paris who need assistance can contact Col. Nazeer Majeed +33620505232 or Deputy Chief of Mission Ms Gunasekera +33677048117

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