Government condemns assault on Sri Lanka’s envoy to Malaysia

Ibrahim AnsarThe 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 High Commissioner is receiving medical attention.

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.

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)


  1. The Muslim Voice” vehemently denounces this attack on our High Commissioner to Malaysia – HE. Ibrahim Sahib Ansar, by the LTTE gangs of Indian origin as reported. “The Muslim Voice” wishes HE. Ibrahim Sahib Ansar early recovery from the attack ans return to his family, Insha Allah. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Sri Lanka making just a statement that they strongly condemn this attack is not enough. The government of Sri Lanka should take all necessary steps to demand the Malaysian Government to track down these Indian origin culprits and bring them before the “Rule of Law” in Malaysia at the earliest and appropriate punishment should be mooted against them. The Malaysian Police, Airport Security and the Government of Malaysia should tender a formal apology to HE. Ibrahim Sahib Ansar and the Government of Sri Lanka and assure that such a repetition will not occur in the future. “The Muslim Voice” expresses its concern especially because HE. Ibrahim Mohamed is a member of the Sri Lankan Muslim Community who is a longstanding and respected career diplomat of the Sri Lankan Foreign Service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sri Lanka. Noor Nizam. Peace and Political Activist, Political Communication Researcher, SLFP Stalwart and Convener – “The Muslim Voice”.

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