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Act with restraint, intelligence as Sri Lankans – Army Commander

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At a moment when the Pakistani Prime Minister has said that the law will be strictly imposed in connection with the murder of a Sri Lankan in that country, we should make this an opportunity to show the world that as Sri Lankans we are a race which acts with intelligence, the Army Commander General Shavendra Silva said.

He also said that since this is an isolated incident in a place where religion is not a base of activities, other Sri Lankans living in foreign countries should not be unnecessarily fearful.

The Army Commander made these comments when he arrived at the Sri Dalada Maligawa yesterday (05). He emphasized the fact that this is a very cruel and inhumane murder and that a discussion had been held between President Gotabhaya Rajapaksa and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan on actions to be taken.

General Shavendra Silva further said that the Commander of the Tri-Forces of Pakistan had spoken to him on the phone and that more than 200 persons have been taken into custody in connection with the incident and that Prime Minister Imran Khan is of the stance that those responsible for this dastardly act should be punished.

He said Pakistan and Sri Lanka were close friends and hoped that the government of Pakistan would take appropriate action in this regard.

He also said that doctors had been paying close attention to the new coronavirus variant of Omicron in the past few weeks and that the person who had contracted the virus and arrived in this country could be identified quickly and the health department would take further steps in this regard.

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