Colombo, April 7, 2008 – The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on April 6 in Weliweriya, Gampaha District that claimed the life of Minister of Highways and Road Development and Chief Government Whip Jeyaraj Fernandupulle. Also killed in this heinous attack were National Athletic Coach Lakshman de Alwis, well- known marathon runner K.A. Karunaratne, and several other persons, while scores more were injured. Minister Fernandopulle was a friend and valued colleague for many Americans. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the victims and to all Sri Lankans for this tragic loss.
The United States denounces this vicious and reprehensible terrorist attack on civilians in the strongest possible terms. "Its perpetrators have achieved nothing other than to cause further suffering among the people of Sri Lanka. Only a political solution, not continued violence, offers the way forward to end the country’s conflict."The international commiunity always says, try to proceed with a political solution on the present crisis in Sri Lanka. But the fact is LTTE doesn't know what is the politics and democracy. It's only a smuggling business network operates in countries like U.K USA, India, AU, and specially in Norway and Canada.