Pelting of stones: Embassy complains to Ministry

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A leading foreign embassy located in Colombo has complained to the Foreign Affairs Ministry that residents living in the neighbourhood were pelting stones at the embassy premises across the parapet wall.

Sources said the embassy had reportedly complained to the police as well as the Defence Ministry over the incident.

The embassy was built on a land which had been previously occupied by squatters and there was a controversy over the ownership of the land for the past couple of years. The pelting of stones had been reported on several occasions. (Thilini De Silva)

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  • daily boru Tuesday, 15 November 2016 02:17 PM

    RIGHT FOR INFORMATION??? My foot. This media fellows don't want to divulge the name of the embassy. They will never learn.

    NIMAL Tuesday, 15 November 2016 02:24 PM

    It's sad to see that today no discipline is maintained by students, Buddhist university monks, drivers and all that and top of that JO is creating this to topple the government.Even Oldies of JO too involved for this as seen.

    Inayathullah Tuesday, 15 November 2016 07:18 AM

    This is a very negative aspect towards the guests. We should immediately give up this and apologise them for the bad attitude and we must always think that embassy officials suppose to be our guests and we should respect them at the maximum level to show our cultural behaviour and etiquette towards the foreigners. Again if there is any legal impediment, we should seek justice through the judicial mechanism.

    Punny Pellow Tuesday, 15 November 2016 08:10 AM

    They can always be thrown back to their owners !

    vipula Tuesday, 15 November 2016 08:45 AM

    Where this country being headed?Or has it no head to be headed? This country is becoming a joke or being made a joke in the international community?"ane kuhubuwane thopatath rajek aththe"

    Ira Tuesday, 15 November 2016 09:30 AM

    They have robbed poorest of poor of their land.

    Yoshika Tuesday, 15 November 2016 09:45 AM

    It's unfortunate to see this. I'm a Japanese and I was staying in Colombo for a while and saw many rallies against minorities. The amazing thing was all hatred and foul words are spreading in the name of Buddhism and Sinhala patriotism. And I must mention it's Sri Lankan version of Buddhism. It's very sad to see this transition of good old Sri Lanka.-Yoshika Imato

    Lal Tuesday, 15 November 2016 11:00 AM

    Yoshika,My sincere apologies to you in case you are affected too on this matter - we majority are embarrassed and hope the authorities will take swift action.Lal

    mahsen Tuesday, 15 November 2016 01:35 PM

    Most of the countries give embassies a trouble free and high security area. !00% sure locations should be free of shanties and troubles. Our Foreign Ministry is useless and for the name sake Foreign Ministry.They must have taken action against such incidences as our hospitality towards Foreign mission is high priority.

    Raj Tuesday, 15 November 2016 02:04 PM

    Putin is throwing more bombs than the stones thrown at the embassy!!


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