I am deeply saddened by the brutal assassination of Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan professional who worked at a factory in Pakistan. This act of barbarism is a great shock to the Sri Lankans as well as to all those across the world who value humanity.
As an ardent friend of Pakistan, Sri Lanka commends the actions taken by the Government of Pakistan led by Prime Minister Imran Khan to ensure justice, immediately after this brutal assassination. The Sri Lankan Government and the people of Sri Lanka look forward with great confidence on the future steps that will be taken by the Government of Pakistan in this regard.
I also urge the Government of Pakistan to ensure the safety of all other Sri Lankans living in Pakistan.
The Foreign Ministry and the Sri Lankan High Commission in Pakistan are currently taking action based on the instructions given by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and I on the immediate course of action to be taken upon hearing of the incident.
Maximum punishment for barberic murderers ..
–Pakistani PM assures Sri Lanka President …
- 113 already arrested …
- Will ensure the confidence placed by the Sri Lankan Government and the people in the Government of Pakistan that justice will be served.…
- Long-standing friendship and trust between the two countries will never be harmed…
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has assured President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that the perpetrators of the brutal murder of Sri Lankan professional Priyantha Kumara, who worked at a factory in Pakistan, will be brought to justice.
In a telephone call to the President, the Prime Minister of Pakistan stated that the long-standing friendship and trust between the two countries will never be compromised.
All the videos and information related to the incident have been obtained by the Pakistani security forces. The Pakistani Prime Minister said that 113 suspects have already been arrested and the search for the remaining suspects is ongoing.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan informed the President that Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan who had served in Pakistan for a long time, had shown a high level of professionalism as a manager.
The Prime Minister further stated that the perpetrators have no mercy from God and they will not be given any pardon by the law as well. The Prime Minister also said the confidence placed by the Government and the people of Sri Lanka that justice will be meted out and maximum punishment will be given to the perpetrators, will be ensured.