Lanka calls for probe in Syria

The Sri Lankan government today said it is deeply concerned about the media reports on the alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus in Syria, which have resulted in a large number of civilian casualties.
The External Affairs Ministry said it is 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 External Affairs Ministry said. (Colombo Gazette)