Singapore offers condolences to Sri Lanka over terrorist attacks

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-21 21:32:54|Editor: mingmei
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SINGAPORE, April 21 (Xinhua) -- The Singaporean government on Sunday strongly condemned the heinous acts of violence in Sri Lanka and conveyed its condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones and its wishes for speedy recovery of those injured, a spokesperson with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in comments published at the ministry's website.

The spokesperson said the ministry has reached out to Singaporeans who are e-registered in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Thus far, there are no reports of Singaporean casualties in the incidents.

Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Facebook that he was horrified by the heinous attacks on churches and hotels across Sri Lanka.

"I offer our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. Singapore condemns such senseless acts of violence," the prime minister said, adding that Singapore stands firmly behind Sri Lanka in its efforts to preserve the hard-wrought peace and stability.

Singapore's President Halimah Yacob also offered her condolences to the families of the victims and those injured in the terrorist attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka while people were observing Easter Sunday.

"These vile acts of violence by extremists are absolutely shocking and are aimed at creating conflicts and hatred among the communities," the president said. "We must continue to stay vigilant and united against such acts of terrorism."