President Maithripala Sirisena has condoled the death of two Sri Lankan soldiers in an attack while on a UN peace keeping mission in Mali. He extended condolences to the families of Captain H.W.D. Jayawickrama and Corporal S.S. Wijayakumara.
Issuing a statement, the President also prays for a speedy recovery for the three Sri Lankan soldiers injured in the attack in Mali. He commends the role being played by Sri Lankan war heroes in international peace keeping.