ATC CONVICTS FIRST SUSPECT IN PRIYANTHA KUMARA LYNCHING CASE

Sialkot incident will not affect ties between both countries: SL envoy

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Islamabad: The Sri Lankan High Commissioner said on Monday that the Sialkot incident is very tragic, but it will not affect the relations between the two countries.

It is understood that the Central Leadership Delegation of Pakistan Justice Movement (PTI) visited the Sri Lankan Embassy and expressed sorrow over the senseless killing of the Sri Lankan manager in Sialkot. The PTI delegation expressed condolences to the Sri Lankan authorities.

On the other hand, the body of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara, who was brutally killed by a mob in Sialkot on Friday, has flown to his home country.

The body was shifted to the airport for departure in an ambulance. Higher officials of the Punjab government were also present at the airport.

Meanwhile, 13 prime suspects involved in killing Sri Lankan citizen Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot over alleged blasphemy have been produced before Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) today (Monday).

During the proceedings, the court has approved 15-day physical remand of the suspects on the appeal of police officers.

Security personnel launched a series of raids, and so far 131 suspects have been arrested, including 26 main suspects.

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