Sri Lankan High Commissioner assaulted in KLIA

PETALING JAYA: Sri Lanka's High Commissioner to Malaysia I. Ansar was assaulted by a small group of people at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on Sunday.

The country's Foreign Ministry, in a statement on its website, has condemned the attack on its High Commissioner.

"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," said the statement.

Meanwhile, Sri Lankan news portal Hiru News reported that the High Commissioner was assaulted at the airport after sending off Daya Gamage, the country's Primary Industries Minister, who was in Malaysia for the International Conference of Asian Political Parties.

Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar confirmed the incident to the media and said that police were currently tracking the perpetrators.

Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was also in Malaysia to attend the conference.

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