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Sri Lankan Prime Minister condemns ‘cowardly’ attacks

‘I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong... The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation,’ said tweeted the leader.

world Updated: Apr 21, 2019 13:20 IST
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Sri Lankan police officers clear the road as an ambulance drives through carrying injured of Church blasts in Colombo(AP)

Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe condemned a string of blasts that killed at least 138 people on Sunday as “cowardly” and said the government was working to “contain the situation.”

“I strongly condemn the cowardly attacks on our people today,” he said in a tweet from his verified account.

“I call upon all Sri Lankans during this tragic time to remain united and strong... The government is taking immediate steps to contain this situation.”

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First Published: Apr 21, 2019 12:46 IST