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Thursday, September 05, 2013 - 5.30 GMT
Sri Lanka expresses concern over alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria


Sri Lanka is deeply concerned about the media reports on the alleged use of chemical weapons near Damascus in Syria, which has resulted in a large number of civilian casualties.

It is imperative to ensure an impartial and professional investigation in establishing the veracity of the use of chemical weapons, stated the Ministry of External Affairs.

As a state party to the Chemical Weapons Convention Sri Lanka abhors the production, stockpiling and use of chemical weapons, and has advocated their complete destruction and elimination globally. Sri Lanka will follow the evolving situation, the Ministry further said.






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