President Mahinda Rajapaksa unequivocally condemned the cowardly
terrorist attack targeting the Sri Lankan Cricket Team in Lahore,
Pakistan, yesterday emphasizing that the Sri Lankan team had gone to
Pakistan as ambassadors of goodwill.
The President, who is at present in Nepal, has instructed that
immediately action be taken to bring back to Sri Lanka all members of
the team, ensuring their safety and security.
Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama who is now in Nepal has been
instructed to leave for Pakistan immediately in this regard.
Instructions also have been given to the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in
Islamabad to facilitate the arrangements with the Pakistani authorities
on medical attention for the players in hospital, and their safe return
to Sri Lanka.
The President expressed his sincere good wishes for the speedy
recovery for all injured players and officials and their well-being.