Colombo: Sri Lanka on Monday condemned the terror attack on an Indian military base in Kashmir and reaffirmed the "urgent need for sustained" regional and global cooperation to eliminate terrorism.
"In the hour of grief, the Government of Sri Lanka offers its condolences to the families of the victims of the attack," a foreign ministry statement said.
"Sri Lanka, as a country, that has undergone the scourge of terrorism for almost three decades resents all forms and manifestation of terrorism," it said.
Sri Lanka reiterates the urgent need for sustained regional and global cooperation to eliminate the menace of terrorism, the statement added.
Heavily-armed militants stormed a battalion headquarters of the Indian Army in North Kashmir's Uri town in the wee hours yesterday, killing 17 jawans and injuring 19 other personnel. All four terrorists were neutralised.
Another jawan today succumbed to his injuries.
It was the worst attack on the Indian Army in many years.