‘Cowardly attacks’: Sri Lankan PM calls for unity after deadly bombings on Easter Sunday
“I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today. I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong,” Ranil Wickremesinghe wrote on Twitter shortly after the attack on Sunday morning.
He said that officials are taking steps to “contain the situation,” and urged people not to spread “unverified reports and speculation.”
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The nation’s president Maithripala Sirisena said that the government has launched an investigation into the attacks. Sri Lankan Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, meanwhile, called the attacks “a well-coordinated attempt to create murder, mayhem and anarchy.”
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