Sri Lanka appreciates action by Pakistan in Sialkot lynching case


High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Pakistan, Mohan Wijewickrama has said appreciated the government of Pakistan for its timely action into Sialkot lynching case.

He was talking to a delegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf led by Irshad Dad which called on him on Monday to condole the brutual killing of Priyantha Kumara.

The delegation strongly condemned the brutal incident that occurred on the soil of Pakistan.

The delegation assured of their full support and said that the elements responsible for the Sialkot incident would be taken to task and no leniency would be shown in this regard, as every Pakistani was sharing the pain of the aggrieved family.

The delegation members said, “We are speechless and shocked over the violence by the vigilantes who will be punished. It is not the mindset of Pakistani people rather few miscreant elements carried this nerveless crime.”

Sri Lankan High Commissioner said it was shocking to see the brutal attack on Priyantha Diyawadana by the extremist mob.

“However, we are happy that the government of Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken stringent action against the culprits involved in the incident to punish them,” the Ambassador said.

He said that already a number of culprits have been rounded up and were behind the bars.
Ambassador Wijewickrama said 99 per cent of Pakistanis have expressed their condolences and sympathies with the Sri Lankan victim’s family.

“This incident will not affect bilateral ties between the two friendly countries,” he said and pointed that the relationship between the two countries dates back to the independence of Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

High Commissioner said, “We are very confident that this particular incident will be handled by the government and justice will be provided to the victim’s family and children.”

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