NEW DELHI, April 21 - India on Sunday strongly condemned the serial blasts on multiple locations in Sri Lanka while Prime Minister Narendra Modi held telephonic conversations with the president and the premier of the island nation offering all possible help and assistance to deal with the situation.
In his conversation with the Sri Lankan leadership, Modi termed the serial blasts as a �cold-blooded and pre-planned barbaric acts� and pointed out that the attacks were another grave reminder of the most serious challenge posed to the entire humanity by terrorism.
In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said there can be no justification for any act of terror and called for concerted global action to effectively deal with the menace, including cross-border terrorism.
�We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and Government of Sri Lanka. We wish speedy recovery to those injured in the attacks,� the MEA statement said.
The ministry said India has always opposed and rejected terrorism in all forms and manifestations and there can be no justification for any kind of terror. �We call for perpetrators of such ghastly and heinous act and those who provide them support to be brought to justice expeditiously,� the ministry said.
In his telephonic conversation with Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Modi conveyed his heartfelt condolences on his own behalf as well as on behalf of all Indians, over the loss of over 200 lives in the terrorist action, a government release said. � PTI