The aftermath of the tragic bombings in Sri Lanka (Los Angeles Times Photo)

Church, Government Extend Condolences to Sri Lanka

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YEREVAN (Armenpress) — Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan has sent a condolence cable to President Maithripala Sirisena of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks carried out during Easter celebrations, which left hundreds of innocent people dead or injured.

The letter of condolence reads, in part: “I express my deepest condolences to you and to the friendly people of Sri Lanka on the horrific terrorist acts perpetrated during Easter celebrations that left hundreds of innocent people dead or injured.

The Republic of Armenia strongly condemns these appalling crimes and reaffirms its commitment to counter the growing tide of evil with the international community.

In this difficult time for Sri Lanka, I express my deepest condolences to you and to the families of the victims, wishing them fortitude and endurance, as well as quick recovery – to the wounded.”

A series of coordinated terror attacks left 290 people dead and 500 wounded in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II also extended condolences.

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“With deep sorrow we have learnt about the terror attacks carried out in catholic churches of Sri Lanka during Easter celebrations, which claimed hundreds of innocent lives causing serious injuries to several hundreds of people.

“We extend our support to our sisters and brothers and strongly condemn these terror attacks committed during the most important holiday of Christianity. At the same time we call on the authorities of Sri Lanka and the international structures to take all necessary actions to eradicate the deadly crimes which are being committed based on religious intolerance and hatred.

“We pray for the servants of our Sister Church and wish speedy recover to the injured.”

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