PM Khan assures Sri Lankan President of justice in Sialkot lynching

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday spoke to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and conveyed the nation’s ‘anger and shame’ to the vigilante killing of Priyantha Diyawadana in Sialkot.

“Spoke to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today in UAE to convey our nation’s anger & shame to people of Sri Lanka at vigilante killing of Priyantha Diyawadana in Sialkot,” the premier wrote at his official Twitter handle.


PM Imran said that he informed the Sri Lankan president that over a hundred people have been arrested so far in connection with the heinous murder, assuring him that they would be prosecuted with full severity of the law.

Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, taking to Twitter, has said that he also spoke to his Sri Lankan counterpart Gamini Lakshman Peiris and expressed deep grief and condolences over the tragic incident.

“The Pakistan leadership will ensure all perpetrators will be brought to justice swiftly,” he added.

Earlier today, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa said that he was shocked to see the brutal and fatal attack on Priyantha by extremist mob in Pakistan.

“My heart goes out to his wife and family. SriLanka and her people are confident that PM Imran Khan will keep to his commitment to bring all those involved to justice,” he aconcluded.

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