Sri Lanka concerned
The Government yesterday expressed deep concern over the escalating
violence in the Gaza Strip and called on all parties to work towards
lasting solution to end the Israel-Palestine conflict.
A Foreign Ministry release states: "The Government of Sri Lanka is
deeply concerned over the escalating violence in the Gaza Strip, which
has led to much bloodshed. This has resulted in increased tension in the
"Sri Lanka calls upon all parties concerned to end the violence, to
ensure a climate conducive for the re-commencement of negotiations to
find a lasting solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict.
Sri Lanka has been a consistent advocate for the inalienable rights
of the Palestine people to establish an Independent Palestine State
within secure borders to co-exist in peace with its neighbours."
"Sri Lanka calls upon the parties concerned to exercise utmost
restraint and work towards immediate de-escalation of violence in the