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While expressing its deep concern at the recent serious escalation of violence in Gaza, Sri Lanka today called on Israel and Palestinian leaders to display ‘restraint and avoid civilian casualties’.

Issuing a statement the Ministry of External Affairs says:

“Sri Lanka is deeply concerned and disturbed at the recent serious escalation of violence in Gaza and deeply regrets the loss of lives and the great suffering experienced by the people of Palestine.

Sri Lanka strongly believes the use of force and militaristic threats should be halted and that there is no alternative to the peaceful resolution of the conflict through peace talks.

We call upon both the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to display restraint and avoid civilian casualties.  It is hoped that the parties would continue to demonstrate leadership and political courage and keep open the door to peace.
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  • patana Friday, 23 November 2012 10:16 AM

    Oh, the irony.

    Sam Saturday, 24 November 2012 07:10 AM

    This is indeed classic ... a real good one from the EAM after a long time.

    HK Friday, 23 November 2012 10:18 AM

    Oh ! Hope they hear.... The news....

    Kautilya Friday, 23 November 2012 10:26 AM

    Look at what is happening in our own house. Welikada m,assacre is example

    Upali _ Doha Friday, 23 November 2012 10:26 AM

    ඔවා දෙනු පරහට , තමා සම්මතයේ පිහිටා සිට......
    Nothing else comes into my mind right now ....!!!

    Shihan Friday, 23 November 2012 10:30 AM

    With love from sri lanka.

    RAJIV JAYATHAS Friday, 23 November 2012 10:40 AM

    Sri Lanka does not know the meaning of restraint since they never practice it in real life. The successive governments and oppersitions from independence have never been true to its people or to its own words.

    ICCStats Friday, 23 November 2012 10:41 AM

    some countries might say 'look who's talking'

    mofaruk Friday, 23 November 2012 10:49 AM

    Sorry for the delayed expression .... our ministers & ministries were on sleep mode for a while.

    Lobo Friday, 23 November 2012 10:58 AM

    Giving advice from experience.

    boohoo Friday, 23 November 2012 07:40 PM

    the usual case. if you cant do it, preach it

    chamal Friday, 23 November 2012 09:26 PM

    Joke of the year

    TPG Saturday, 24 November 2012 12:00 AM

    many pandiths here commenting not realising that their own lives could still have been under threat if it wasnt for sri lanka's military victory over terrorism via DM Android App

    Gamarala Friday, 23 November 2012 11:53 AM

    To Ministry of External Affairs: ceasefire already in place... dont you have access to internet or news papers??? if not pls visit nenasal at least

    raju Sunday, 25 November 2012 11:27 AM

    RUBBISH CROCODILE TEAR, DID SRILANKA KNOW THE NAME AND THE MEANING OF RESTRAINT?

    Eagle Eyes Friday, 23 November 2012 12:16 PM

    Above the roar of the fighter jets and the thunder of the crashing shells was heard the strident cry of the hypocrite. The Tamils heard the bombs and the Muslims cant pray in peace, and, yet this sanctimonious regime finds the temerity to preach.

    Dammika Friday, 23 November 2012 12:19 PM

    Too late they have already agreed on a ceasefire agreement


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