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British govt. extremely concerned regarding Tangalle incident – British High Commission

The British High Commission in Colombo has said the incident in which a British national was murdered and his female partner critically injured by a group led by the Chairman of Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha is a very serious incident the British government is ‘extremely concerned about.’

Acting British High Commissioner Robbie Bulloch told has told the media that the government of Sri Lanka should do all it could to bring eh perpetrators to justice and added that they ‘look forward to swift judicial proceedings so that justice will prevail.’

He said the government has assured the High Commission that a swift and thorough investigation into the incident would be carried out.

Kuram Shaikah Zaman, a 27-year-old Briton, died after being shot and stabbed at a tourist resort in Tangalle in the early hours of Sunday (25th).

Khuram Shaikh, 32, of Israeli descent, a resident of Milnrow, Greater Manchester, was a physiotherapist for the International Red Cross in Gaza. He was the manager of the Red Cross’s physical rehabilitation programme in Gaza, providing prosthetics for people who have lost limbs, His colleague, Russian Victoria Alexandrovna, 23, who was also attacked by the group is being treated in a private hospital in Colombo after having undergone surgery in Karapitiya hospital, Galle



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