Will seek Pakistan help to trace terrorists if needed: Sri Lanka PM Ranil Wikremesinghe

Srinagar: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has said that there is no evidence yet to suggest any particular country has backed the terrorist attacks that struck the country last week.

“All the countries in our region are faced with the same threats. India is trying to prevent global terror from spreading into our countries. Even the best of defenses can sometimes be breached by ruthless terrorists, as we have seen time and again, all over the world. Our intelligence has worked with their counterparts abroad. But this is the first time that global terrorism has struck Sri Lanka. This is a new experience for us and we will work with our international allies to apprehend all the perpetrators,” he told Hindustan Times in an emailed interview.

To a question about Pakistani terrorist involvement in the attack, Wickremesinghe said that Pakistan has fully supported Sri Lanka’s war on terror. If necessary, “we will seek their help to trace the terrorists and eliminate them. I see this tragic event as further strengthening the trust that exists between our countries and increasing cooperation.”


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