President condemns Boston bomb attack

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 - 8:59


President Mahinda Rajapaksa in a message to US President  condemned the Boston bomb attack while conveying condolences over loss of lives.

Two explosion at the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday killed three people and injured more than 140.

Two bombs exploded about 10 seconds and 100 yards apart at about 2:50 p.m. on Monday in Boston’s Copley Square, near the finish line of the Boston Marathon.

Three people were killed, including an 8-year-old boy, and more than 140 were injured.

The explosions occurred four hours into the race and two hours after the winners had crossed the finish line, but thousands of runners were still on the course.

Sri Lanka President who is the only leader in the world who eradicated the scourge of terrorism from Sri Lanka completely, has also called on all the countries to get together to eliminate the scourge of terrorism.

Meanwhile, The first Model Training and Emigration Resources Centre built by the Bureau of Foreign Employment at Godigamuwa in Tangalla was declared open yesterday.

That was under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

Expressing his views on this occasion the President said that there was a big demand for Sri Lankan labour overseas.