Russian envoy’s killing violates rights of diplomats: Mangala

20 December 2016 11:45 am - 2     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera today condemned the assassination of Russian Ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, and said he considered it a violation of a diplomat’s right to represent his or her country.

He was shot in the back while delivering a speech at an art gallery in Ankara, Turkey on Monday.

"I am shocked by the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey. My condolences to Ambassador Karlov's family, the government and the people of Russia, We consider this a violation of the right of all diplomats to represent their nations peacefully, around the world,” the minister tweeted.

  Comments - 2

  • Nilmini Tuesday, 20 December 2016 01:53 PM

    Silly. When a man is murdered, it is far worse than violating his right to practice his profession.

    Ranjitdea Tuesday, 20 December 2016 02:13 PM

    What action did you take when the Sri Lankan High Commissioner was assaulted at the Kuala Lumpur airport?Absolutely nothing because it happened when MR came here. As a Sri Lankan living in Malaysia we feel very hurt.

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