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Downer condemns Colombo bombing

I strongly condemn the bomb attack which took place in Colombo on 5 March.

The latest information available to me indicates that 32 people were killed in the blast which took place at lunch time in one of the busiest sections of the city. Another 256 people are reported to have been injured.

This is the second bombing in Colombo in four weeks and the fifth major blast in Sri Lanka in as many months.

I extend my sympathy to the families of the innocent victims of this attack and to Sri Lanka at this difficult time.

Further information

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