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ISIS claims responsibility for Paris Terror attacks
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ISIS has claimed responsibility for the terror attacks that took place in France. Therefore, 3 days of national mourning in France has been declared.

President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe offered their condolences for the victims of the Paris attacks.

President Maithripala Sirisena in a condolence message vehemently condemned the terrorist attack.

Having suffered due to terrorism for many decades, Sri lanka unequivocally condemns terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Attacks of this nature clearly indicate the urgent need for concerted measures by the global community to combat terrorism and extremism.

The government and People of Sri Lanka stand in solidarity with the government of France during this time of tragic loss and suffering.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs said no reports of any Sri Lankans affected in the coordinated attacks at several sites in Paris.

Sri Lanka's Ambassador to France Thilak Ranaviraja stated that officials at the Embassy in Paris are in contact with relevant authorities in France to gather information on any Sri Lankans who may have been affected by the attacks.

At least 120 people have been killed and 200 hurt, 80 seriously, in attacks striking several entertainment venues in Paris.

President Francois Hollande has declared a state of emergency and sealed the country's borders.

A hotline has been established and Sri Lankans in Paris who need assistance can contact 0033 620505232 or 0033 677048117


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