Sailkot lynching: Sri Lanka foreign minister discusses justice, compensation with Pak envoy | Sinhala News

ECONOMYNEXT – In a discussion with acting Pakistan High Commissioner Tanvir Ahmed this week, Sri Lanka Foreign Minister G L Peiris has discussed justice and compensation for Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana, who was lynched by a mob in Sialkot, Punjab on December 03.

“The Foreign Minister …. appreciated the intervention of Pakistan Prime Minister [Imran Khan] who has taken personal charge of this investigation and taken steps to immediately investigate the incident,” the foreign ministry said in a statement on Thursday (09).

Peiris also welcomed the announcement of a donation of 100,000 US dollars by the business community in Sialkot and a promise to continue paying Diyawadana’s monthly salary to his widow, the statement said.

The leaders of Sri Lanka’s Buddhist clergy have also commended the swift investigations carried out by the Imran Khan administration.

“The Minister expressed confidence that the Pakistan Government would take required steps so that the family of the late [Diyawadana] gets justice,” the ministry said.

“Minister Peiris highlighted the fact that the Sri Lankan government is concerned about the future of the two children of the late Priyantha Kumara and the importance of receiving the payments on time.

“He requested the Pakistan envoy to arrange a mechanism to ensure that the salary will be received by the family every month without any disruption.”

According to the statement, the acting Pakistan high commissioner had conveyed his  heartfelt apologies for the incident and assured Peiris that a full investigation will be carried out and compensation will be provided to the family. (Colombo/Dec10/2021)

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