US expresses sympathies to Colombo victims

[TamilNet, Tuesday, 15 August 2006, 09:39 GMT]
The United States Embassy in Colombo Tuesday said it condemned the slaying of Ketheshwaran Loganathan, the Deputy Secretary General of the Peace Secretariat of the Government of Sri Lanka, and expressed sympathies to families of those who perished in Monday's attack on the Pakistani High Commissioner's motorcade in Colombo.

Full text of the press release follows:

United States Expresses Sympathy and Concern

Colombo—August 15, 2006: The United States condemns the August 12 murder of Deputy Secretary General of the Government Peace Secretariat, Ketheshwaran Loganathan, and mourns the loss of an individual dedicated to bridging communities and building peace in Sri Lanka. We also express our sympathies to the families of those who perished in yesterday’s attack on the Pakistani High Commissioner’s motorcade. The United States is deeply concerned over the mounting casualties in this conflict and calls on both sides to immediately cease hostilities and negotiate a just and lasting settlement.


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