After meeting with Pakistani Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Wednesday in Islamabad, Bogollagama said in a statement that the "Lahore terrorist attack cannot undermine deep-rooted friendly and excellent relations enjoyed by both Pakistan and Sri Lanka," CNN reported.
Gilani apologized again for the terror attack, in which a group of armed men killed a driver and six Pakistani police officers as well as injuring eight cricket players in a Monday assault on the team's bus.
Gilani said the attack was "a conspiracy aimed at isolating Pakistan's cricket and other sports while casting a shadow on Pakistan-Sri Lanka relations." He also praised Sri Lanka's "gesture of sending its cricket team on the tour of Pakistan at a time when most other countries were avoiding to do so," the U.S. broadcaster reported.
Twenty people were arrested Tuesday night in connection the attack, police officials said.
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