Sri Lanka sorely condemns the terrorist attack on a Christmas Market in Berlin on 19 December.

Issuinng a statement the government said, “This attack on civilians at a time of celebration and festivity is an assault on freedom, democracy and pluralism, and an attempt to instil fear and create divisions in society. It is disturbing that the perpetrators of this act unleashed such hatred and violence during a season that heralds peace and fellowship.”

While the Government of Sri Lanka expressed its condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and the German people in these difficult times, wished all those who were injured a speedy recovery.