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President Maithripala Sirisena in a condolence letter addressed to his French counterpart François Hollande says that as a nation that has undergone much suffering due to terrorism, Sri Lanka unreservedly condemns terrorist attacks in Paris.

The President also adds that the international community must unite to collectively combat the menace of terrorism and extremism. Following is the full text of the message issued by the President: I am deeply saddened by the large loss of life and injuries caused by the brutal terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015. The Government and people of Sri Lanka join me in conveying condolences to the Government and People of France, to the bereaved families and those injured in the attack.

As a nation that has undergone much suffering due to terrorism, Sri Lanka unreservedly condemns such acts of terror. The international community must unite to collectively combat the menace of terrorism and extremism. The Government and people of Sri Lanka stand united with the Government and People of France during this time of grief.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurance of my highest consideration.