"The cowardly and barbaric attacks, carried out with whatever intention, targeting civilians today in several places in the island should be condemned and detested,” they add.
The complete statement issued by the JVP Political Bureau is as follows :
The JVP statement:
We condemn barbaric attacks on several places in the country today (21st) It is reported that nearly 140 people have been killed and more than four hundred people injured in explosions that occurred today (21st) in several places including three Catholic Churches in the country. These cowardly and barbaric attacks, carried out with whatever intention, targeting civilians should be an action that should be condemned and detested. Hence, we detest and strongly condemn this cowardly and barbaric attack.
It is the responsibility of the government to hold a prompt inquiry regarding the incident, reveal the truth to the country and take legal action against the perpetrators. It is also the responsibility of the government to prevent any distress that would occur in the country due to the incidents.
Also, we call upon all Sri Lankan masses not to engage in conflicts based on this incident and not to be a party if the incident is used to create communal and religious clashes.
Lastly, we again condemn the barbaric attack with detest, offer our deepest sympathies to the relatives and loved ones of those who died in the incident and wish speedy recovery for the injured.
Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna