The body of Sri Lankan citizen Priyantha Kumara, who was killed by a mob in Pakistan’s industrial city of Sialkot, has reached Sri Lanka.
When Priyantha Kumara’s body was flown to Colombo Airport by a Sri Lankan Airlines flight on Monday, Sri Lankan officials as well as Pakistan’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka were present to receive her body.
Earlier, Priyantha Kumara’s body was flown from Lahore to Colombo by SriLankan Airlines.
Officials from the Sri Lankan Embassy, Special Representative of the Prime Minister Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi, Provincial Minister for Human Rights and senior Foreign Ministry officials were also present on the occasion at Lahore Airport.
Earlier, a delegation of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) had met the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Islamabad.
Earlier, the Sialkot anti-terrorism court had remanded 26 accused in the case of torture and murder of Priyantha Kumara to 15 days physical remand.
The accused were produced in the anti-terrorism court under tight security in Gujranwala city on Monday. Police had requested the court for 15 days physical remand of the accused.
The accused were produced before anti-terrorism court judge Natasha Naseem Supra.
The incident will not affect the relationship.
Talking to media, Mohan Vijay Vikrama said, “We are satisfied with the steps taken by the government. The incident will not affect the relationship.
“Pakistan and Sri Lanka are old friends,” he said. The government of Pakistan took immediate action on the incident.
The Sri Lankan High Commissioner said, “I am hopeful that the government of Pakistan will handle the case well.”
On Sunday, Punjab police arrested seven more main accused.
According to the information released by the office of Punjab Chief Minister Usman Bazdar, raids are being carried out with the help of CCTV footage and mobile calls data of Punjab Police.
“Investigations have progressed further and in the last 12 hours, police have arrested seven more key suspects.”
All arrests were made with the help of CCTV footage and mobile calls data.
It should be noted that so far 131 people have been arrested by the police.
According to the Punjab Police spokesperson, out of 131 detainees so far, the main character of 26 accused has come to light.
Detainees involved in provocation and violence are being identified.(more)