Modi speaks to SL leaders, calls attacks 'cold-blooded'
Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrive to attend the inaugural session of the 14th International Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 12, 2017. (Photo: IANS/PIB)
Colombo: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrive to attend the inaugural session of the 14th International Vesak Day celebrations in Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 12, 2017. (Photo: IANS/PIB)

Modi speaks to SL leaders, calls attacks 'cold-blooded'

Colombo, April 21, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Security staff stand on guard outside the St. Anthony
Colombo, April 21, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Security staff stand on guard outside the St. Anthony

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and called the suicide bombings in the country as "cold-blooded and pre-planned barbaric acts".

An official statement said that Modi had telephonic conversations with the Sri Lankan leaders and conveyed heartfelt condolences on his own behalf and on behalf of all Indians over the mayhem in the terror attacks in Colombo and elsewhere.

Condemning the killings in the strongest terms, perpetrated at hotels and churches, Modi called them "cold-blooded and pre-planned barbaric acts" and said these "were another grim reminder of the most serious challenge posed to the entire humanity by terrorism in our region and the entire world".

The Prime Minister renewed the offer of all possible help and assistance to Sri Lanka for ensuring its security against the challenges such as those posed by terrorism, the statement said.

Modi also wished the injured speedy recovery and offered any assistance needed for their treatment.

--IANS

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