The UK expressed its deep disappointment at the fact that trial proceedings have not yet commenced on the murder of British citizen Khuram Shaikh and the assault on his partner Victoria in Tangalle even 18 months after the incident.
The statement released by the British High Commission in Colombo read that the High Commission continues to call for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
Khuram Shaikh, who was a worker for the Red Cross, was holidaying in Tangalle when he was involved in a brawl following which he was shot dead and his partner brutally assaulted.
Full statement from the British High Commission:
It is now 18 months since the murder of British citizen Khuram Shaikh, and assault on his partner Victoria, while they were on holiday in Tangalle. The British High Commission is deeply disappointed that trial proceedings have not yet commenced and continues to call for the perpetrators of this terrible crime to be brought to justice. As well as being important for Mr Shaikh’s family, justice being done will bring some assurance and peace of mind for other British tourists who visit Sri Lanka each year.