The former Prime Minister and central leader of the PPP, Syed Yusaf Raza Gilani urged the Pakistan Government to award exemplary punishment to those responsible for the gory incident, so that the heirs of the deceased get justice and the people of Sri Lanka have confidence in the justice system of Pakistan.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had on Saturday telephoned President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to discuss the Sialkot incident.
Khan has assured President Rajapaksa that the perpetrators of the brutal murder of Sri Lankan professional Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana, who worked at a factory in Pakistan, will be brought to justice.
The President’s Office quoted the Prime Minister as saying that the long-standing friendship and trust between the two countries will never be compromised.
All the videos and information related to the incident have been obtained by the Pakistani security forces. The Pakistani Prime Minister said that 113 suspects have already been arrested and the search for the remaining suspects is ongoing.
The Prime Minister of Pakistan informed the President that Priyantha Kumara, a Sri Lankan who had served in Pakistan for a long time, had shown a high level of professionalism as a manager.
The Prime Minister further stated that the perpetrators have no mercy from God and they will not be given any pardon by the law as well. The Prime Minister also said the confidence placed by the Government and the people of Sri Lanka that justice will be meted out and maximum punishment will be given to the perpetrators. (Colombo Gazette/Agencies)