The Sri Lankan Government summoned the Malaysian High Commissioner in Sri Lanka to express their displeasure and deep concern over Sunday’s attack on the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Malaysia, Ibrahim Ansar and to also inquire about the investigations into the incident which occurred at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport.
Meanwhile, Malaysia’s IGP Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar said that the Malaysian police have launched an investigation on the incident, and police were currently trying to track down the culprits behind the attack.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said yesterday that they condemned the incident in the strongest possible terms. “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,” the foreign ministry said.
Ansar came under attack by a group of LTTE supporters at the airport yesterday when he had arrived at the airport to send off Minister Daya Gamage, Deputy Minister Anoma Gamage and Joint Opposition Parliamentarian Dinesh Gunawardena.
Since the incident, five people have been arrested by Malaysian Authorities.