Attack on journalist:UK expresses shock & concern

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Britain Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has expressed shock and serious concern at the shooting of a British journalist in Sri Lanka.

Issuing a statement Minister Burt said, “It remains unclear whether this horrific incident was connected to the victim’s work as a journalist. The Sri Lankan authorities must quickly identify who committed this crime and bring them to justice.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim and his family. Our consular staff have visited him in hospital today, and we’re ready to provide further assistance if needed, he said.

There has been a range of attacks in Sri Lanka on journalists, civil society organizations and others in recent years. To date, too many incidents have had little investigation and no resolution. The UK and EU have urged the Government of Sri Lanka to do everything possible to investigate such incidences and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.

Faraz Shauketaly, 54 of Sunday Leader newspaper was shot on Friday night.
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  • Real Peace Sunday, 17 February 2013 06:35 AM

    It seems the govt do not wish to host the CHOGM in November....!!

    Lobo Sunday, 17 February 2013 08:14 AM

    Hope they don't...we can save a whole lot of money

    Yuri Sunday, 17 February 2013 08:47 AM

    Sri Lankan likes only Grave yard and Car Race,

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 17 February 2013 09:10 AM

    Sri Lanka Is Not Concerned Whether The Chogm Is Held Here Or Not. Because There Is Nothing To Gain. They Will Only Eat Up Our Resources

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 17 February 2013 09:12 AM

    Tell The World To Mind Their Business. China Will Always Bail Us Out.

    Lucky Weeramantry Sunday, 17 February 2013 09:17 AM

    We Have Enough Experience About Shootings.We Will Have A Thorough Investigation. If Needed Parliament Select Committee Will Be Appointed Headed By Yapa

    disgusted Sunday, 17 February 2013 09:17 AM

    what a mother theresa. and how sweet
    it is as if all murders in the uk are solve post haste.

    SureshP Monday, 18 February 2013 12:39 PM

    If so why aren’t the perpetrators behind bars by now? How did they come? How did they go? How did they carry weapons? Didn't any one see or hear anything? The people are acting deaf and dumb because of the obvious.

    haran Monday, 18 February 2013 08:05 AM

    uk sells arms to srilanka and no point talk about SL.

    reader Sunday, 17 February 2013 12:00 AM

    it is clear that some element has done this to discredit the gov before the UN meeting what traitors via DM Android App


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