Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has told Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa that the horrific Sialkot lynching would be resolved.
Diyawadanage Don Nandasri Priyantha, a Sri Lankan citizen who worked as a manager at a private firm in Sialkot, was tortured to death and his corpse set on fire by a crowd on Friday on claims of “blasphemy.”
In a tweet on Saturday, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed the nation’s outrage and shame at Priyantha’s death.
“I told him that over a hundred individuals had been detained,” the prime minister said, “and promised him that they would be punished to the full extent of the law.”
سیالکوٹ میں پریانتھا دیاوادناکےگھناؤنےقتل پرسری لنکن عوام کےحوالےسےقوم میں پائےجانےوالےغم وغصےاور ندامت کےاظہارکیلئےمیں نےآج صدر گوتابایا راجاپاکساسے UAE میں بات کی، انہیں آگاہ کیاکہ سو سےزائدافرادگرفتار کئےجاچکےہیں اور یہ یقین دلایا کہ ان سے قانون کےتحت نہایت سختی سےنمٹاجا
Wife cries out for justice
According to Sri Lankan news site Newswire, Priyantha’s widow has appealed to both Pakistani and Sri Lankan politicians for justice for her dead husband.
“I learned about my husband’s horrible murder via the news. Later, I came upon this on the internet. “He was a really innocent guy,” she told BBC Sinhala reporters.
“I implore the governments of Sri Lanka and Pakistan to bring the criminals to justice for my husband and two children,” she said.
Priyantha had been working at the Sialkot facility since 2012, according to the deceased’s brother.
Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister and President-elect
Prior to meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed confidence in PM Imran Khan’s ability to bring the issue to a conclusion.
In a post on Twitter, the president expressed his worry over the situation and expressed his hope that the Pakistani government will safeguard the safety of Sri Lankan employees in the future.