Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis on Sunday condemned recent attacks in Sri Lanka and said that freedom of religion and faith must be defended.
“I strongly condemn the horrific attacks against innocent people in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. My condolences to all those affected! We must stand up for freedom of religion and belief,” reads the president’s message posted to his twitter page.
The series of simultaneous Sunday attacks that run over several hours have left more than 300 dead and 500 injured. Nobody has claimed the attacks yet.
PM Dancila: I am standing with the people of Sri Lanka, the bereaved families, and wishing speedy recovery to the injured
Romania’s Prime Minister Viorica Dancila on Sunday condemned the recent bloody attacks in Sri Lanka, showing that she is standing with the people of Sri Lanka and the bereaved families.
“I am strongly condemning the bloody attacks on the Christian community in Sri Lanka. The holy feast of Catholic Easter was shadowed by this earth-shattering news. I am standing with the people of Sri Lanka, the bereaved families, and wishing speedy recovery to the injured, ” according to her message posted on the website of the Romanian Government.
ForMin Melescanu says eight Romanian children moved to military base on Colombo’s outskirts
Romania’s Foreign Minister Teodor Melescanu said on Sunday that eight Romanian children were in the city of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, at the time the explosions took place and they were evacuated by local authorities to safety at a military base on the outskirts of the capital.
“I have been in touch with some of those who are vacationing or living in Colombo. From my discussions with the people, I understood that they had not been affected in any way by the terrorist attacks. The most sensitive issue is that a group of eight children and a chaperon were in Colombo and support was found for them in the end. We managed to talk with the authorities and learned that all the eight children were taken to a military base on the outskirts of Colombo, where security is extremely strict,” Melescanu told Digi 24 private broadcaster.
He recommended that the Romanians in Colombo contact the Romanian consulate and return to the country “as quickly as possible,” because there is no saying how the attacks develop.
Crown Custodian Margareta calls Sri Lankan attacks abominable crime, wishes speedy recovery to injured
Custodian of Romania’s Crown Margareta says she is appalled by the Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka’s churches and public spaces, calling them “abominable crime” and wishing speedy recovery to the injured.
“I am joining the Royal Family in expressing deep consternation and profound pain for the violence that has fallen on many peaceful people, locals and strangers in Sri Lanka. The attacks in Sri Lanka’s churches and public places that occurred on the day Catholic believers were celebrating Easter Sunday are an abominable crime. The lives of hundreds of innocent people were taken way, while other hundreds of people will remain physically and psychologically traumatised forever. My heart goes out to the mourning families, and I wish speedy recovery to the injured,” reads Margareta’s message in Romanian posted on romaniaregala.ro.