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Sri Lanka president condemns 'cowardly terrorist attack'

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse condemned Tuesday's attack against the country's national cricket squad in Pakistan, his office in Colombo said.

world Updated: Mar 03, 2009 12:07 IST

Sri Lanka's President Mahinda Rajapakse condemned Tuesday's attack against the country's national cricket squad in Pakistan, his office in Colombo said.

"I condemn this cowardly terrorist attack targeting the Sri Lankan cricket team," Rajapakse said in a message sent from Nepal, where he is on an official visit.

"The Sri Lankan players had gone to Pakistan as ambassadors of goodwill."

The president did not say who he believed was behind the attack.

Sri Lanka's government is currently engaged in a major offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels in the northeast of the island.