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4 September 2013 02:26 pm - 24     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


The Sri Lankan government said today it was deeply concerned about media reports on the alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus in Syria. It was said to have resulted in a large number of civilian casualties.

Issuing a statement the External Affairs Ministry said it was imperative to ensure an impartial and professional investigation in establishing the veracity of the use of chemical weapons.

As a state party to the Chemical Weapons Convention Sri Lanka abhors the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons, and has advocated their complete destruction and elimination globally. Sri Lanka will follow the evolving situation, the statement added.

  Comments - 24

  • Rohan Thursday, 05 September 2013 05:13 AM

    Please table your evidence Logan

    Suq Madique Thursday, 05 September 2013 01:02 PM

    Aiyo...he might produce a table now!

    FOX Thursday, 05 September 2013 08:41 AM


    Hussain Salahudeen Thursday, 05 September 2013 07:36 AM

    Pillay, now change your stance, as now we are towing the US line.

    Jayamohan Thursday, 05 September 2013 06:59 AM

    you are like frog in the well . There is credible evidence it took place

    PRASANNAJIT Thursday, 05 September 2013 06:08 AM

    Gaining some points from USA.

    FOX Thursday, 05 September 2013 05:57 AM

    IN VANI?

    Suq Madique Thursday, 05 September 2013 05:31 AM

    You sound like a LTTE supporter? Don't talk rubbish. There is no evidence because it did not take place.

    Suq Madique Thursday, 05 September 2013 05:29 AM

    No this is just to curry favour with the US.

    Jayamohan Thursday, 05 September 2013 05:20 AM

    Very good comment

    Gus Gemba Wednesday, 04 September 2013 03:17 PM

    Finally we woke up

    LonwaboTsotsobe Thursday, 05 September 2013 04:51 AM

    and what about santa claus?

    Nihal Amarasekera Thursday, 05 September 2013 04:42 AM

    Chemicals are for consumption.

    ANTON Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:50 AM


    SLPora Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:42 AM

    So will Sri lanka deploy troops there

    The Analyst Wednesday, 04 September 2013 11:40 PM

    I guess we have removed all traces from Mullivaikal by now!

    chemi Thursday, 05 September 2013 12:00 AM

    we eat and drink chemicals. .. no one questions. . via DM Android App

    logan Wednesday, 04 September 2013 06:34 PM

    What about your chemical attack in vanni in may 2009. There are evidence to that

    Nilantha Wednesday, 04 September 2013 06:33 PM

    But China and Russia supports the current Syrian regime. Where does Sri Lanka actually stands.

    CW Wednesday, 04 September 2013 03:51 PM

    seems to be falling crocodile tears.

    Dilan Wednesday, 04 September 2013 03:37 PM

    Finally our external minister has come out from dream wile sleep

    Ratavasiya Wednesday, 04 September 2013 03:33 PM

    Reallly concerned or just for record purposes.

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