- Outrage in Colombo after Sri Lankan citizen killed in Pakistan on blasphemy charges
- PM Mahinda Rajapaksa expressed anger by tweeting, appealed to Imran Khan
- Pakistanis are posting the same message to celebrate Mahinda Rajapaksa
There has been an uproar in Pakistan over the murder of a Sri Lankan company manager on charges of blasphemy. In Sri Lanka too, people have expressed their anger against Pakistan. Several leaders including Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, his son Naman Rajapaksa have expressed grief over the incident. He has demanded the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to take immediate action in this matter and get the culprits punished.
PM Mahinda said – this barbaric attack, appeal to Imran
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa tweeted that the barbaric attack on Priyantha Diyawadana by a mob of extremists in Pakistan is heartbreaking. My condolences to his wife and family. Sri Lanka and its citizens are confident that Prime Minister Imran Khan will live up to his commitment to bring all those people to justice.
Naman Rajapaksa demanded punishment for the culprits
At the same time, his son Naman Rajapakse tweeted that the ruthless killing of Priyantha Diyawadana by an extremist mob in Pakistan is beyond comprehension. While I appreciate Prime Minister Imran Khan’s promise to bring justice to those responsible. We must bear in mind that this can happen to anyone if the extremist forces are allowed to act freely.
The game of celebrating by copy-pasting the message started in Pakistan
On the other hand, after the tweet of Sri Lankan PM Mahinda Rajapaksa, special leaders of Imran Khan started copy-pasting the same message on Twitter to persuade him. Responding to Mahinda Rajapaksa’s tweet, Imran Khan’s spokesperson Faisal Javed Khan wrote that Prime Minister, I am a citizen of Pakistan and I am sorry for the loss you have caused. On this unfortunate day, Pakistanis apologize to the people of Sri Lanka. Pakistan will never bow down to hatred.
See the haste of the Secretary to the CM of Punjab State
Azhar Mashwani, Secretary to the Chief Minister of the Punjab State of Pakistan, in a hurry to copy the message, told Mahinda Rajapaksa as the President of Sri Lanka. He wrote that Mr President, I am a citizen of Pakistan and I am sorry for your loss. On this unfortunate day, Pakistanis apologize to the people of Sri Lanka. Pakistan will never bow down to hatred.