Government condemns assault on Sri Lankas envoy to Malaysia

The High Commissioner is receiving medical attention. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed reports that Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to Malaysia Ibrahim Ansar had been assaulted by a group of persons at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport today, 4 September 2016.The Government condemned the act of violence on Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Malaysia, in the strongest terms. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Sri Lanka is seized of the seriousness of this incident and is taking all necessary action in this regard through diplomatic channels. (Colombo Gazette) The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Kuala Lumpur is coordinating with local law enforcement authorities in Malaysia and other relevant local authorities to identify perpetrators and assist with investigations.

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