Assault on HC: Govt. to summon Malaysian envoy

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In the wake of the attack on the Sri Lankan Higher Commissioner in Malaysia by a group of LTTE sympathisers, the Foreign Affairs Ministry will summon the Malaysian envoy in Colombo today to raise the matter, a Deputy Minister said yesterday.

Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva told Daily Mirror the Sri Lankan government condemned this incident in the strongest possible terms. He said the Malaysian authorities were conducting investigations.

The Deputy Minister said the Malaysian envoy in Sri Lanka would be summoned to the Ministry this morning to register protest.

The Sri Lankan envoy met with the incident at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport when he arrived in to see Primary Industries Minister Daya Gamage, his spouse Deputy Minister Anoma Gamage and Joint Opposition’s Parliamentary Group Leader Dinesh Gunawardane off.

Upon arrival in Sri Lanka, Mr. Gunawardane told Daily Mirror that the High Commissioner came up to the boarding gate of the relevant terminal to see all of them off.

“The flight with us on board took off at 3.25 pm. The High Commissioner was with us till 3.00 pm. After that, he left. As I know, he has been intercepted and assaulted within the open area of the airport. The High Commissioner, with the two other officials of the mission, has rushed to the VIP area to escape the assaults,” he said.

He said the assault was serious as the High Commissioner was only discharging his legitimate duties. (Kelum Bandara)

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  • Harry Monday, 05 September 2016 07:16 PM

    This thrashing and insult should happened to you!

    ziyard Monday, 05 September 2016 09:37 AM

    HC should not have gone gone without police escorts,sri lankans are not respected as other nations...

    Lokka Monday, 05 September 2016 09:37 AM

    Haiyo Sirisenaa via DM Android App

    ziyard Monday, 05 September 2016 09:55 AM

    HC should not have gone gone without police escorts,sri lankans are not respected as other nations...

    Ahamed Monday, 05 September 2016 10:04 AM

    some malaysian immigration officers insult sri lankans in the immigration counter

    sach Monday, 05 September 2016 10:23 AM

    yes it is the terrorists that are respected

    silva Monday, 05 September 2016 10:31 AM

    where is Udaya Gammanpila

    KapuwathKola Monday, 05 September 2016 10:32 AM

    The HC should tender an apology to the LTTE sympathizers. That is how true reconciliation works.

    truth Monday, 05 September 2016 09:31 PM

    This incident clearly shows that Malaysia is a failed nation. We Sri Lankans need to closely watch the situation/ what action is taken by the SL Government.

    Tony Monday, 05 September 2016 10:44 AM

    It has never happened to travel so many times. Its bcoz our guys go and damage our reputation.

    kaboos Monday, 05 September 2016 10:46 AM

    lodge a strong protest against Malaysian govt and withdraw our high commission's office temporarily.

    Pontiac Monday, 05 September 2016 10:55 AM

    Konda Dilan says MRs gang responsible.

    mike Monday, 05 September 2016 11:35 AM

    what a stupid comment. that means indian pak bangla are respected.srilankans are help in high esteem everywhere. only people who tarnish are LTTE diapora who go by boats n wash dishes. unfortunately they are labeled as Srilankans

    Boonda Monday, 05 September 2016 11:40 AM

    People who ran away during the previous regime are agitating when MR and his men do a round there !

    Arnold Monday, 05 September 2016 12:02 PM

    Looks like an planned attack by MR to increase his popularity in SL. If it was a genuine attack they could have easily got MR, or Johnny. But thank God majority of Sri Lankans have started to use their brains while voting instead of mare sentiments like in the past.

    SL Monday, 05 September 2016 12:37 PM

    what a stupid comment

    UniDon Monday, 05 September 2016 12:48 PM

    Looks Arnold is totally nuts

    Boonda Monday, 05 September 2016 12:51 PM

    Is it easy to blame LTTE diaspora but don't forget that Malaysia is a Muslim country and they know what happened in some Muslim areas during his regime.

    Ajja Monday, 05 September 2016 02:50 PM

    Punish the culprits if not Malaysia too will be another Tamilnadu in south east asia.Very soon they will cry for Ealam too... via DM Android App

    waco Monday, 05 September 2016 04:04 PM

    If the Malaysian take stern action against those shameless people, make it a permanent withdrawal.

    Ranjitdea Monday, 05 September 2016 04:15 PM

    Sad to read the type of comments written with narrow and sick mind. As Sri Lankans we should condemn the attack on our HC. It is an attack on Sri Lanka


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