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* Saudi Ambassador leaves Sri Lanka urgently
Tue, Feb 19, 2013, 08:14 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 19, Colombo: The Saudi Arabian Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Abdulaziz bin Abdul-rahman Al Jammaz has left for the home country without informing Sri Lankan authorities officially, Sri Lankan media had learned.

Sri Lanka Ministry of External Affairs also has confirmed to media that official communication on his departure has not been received.

Saudi Arabian Embassy in Colombo also has declined to comment.

Saudi - Sri Lanka relations soured after the Kingdom beheaded a Sri Lankan a housemaid for the murder of an infant under her care recently. The maid was a minor when the alleged crime was committed.

Sri Lanka recalled its ambassador to the Kingdom as a mark of protest to the execution of the maid despite numerous international requests to commute her death sentence.

The Saudi decision to behead the housemaid has incited communal tensions against the Muslims in the predominantly Sinhala Buddhist country.

Sinhala Buddhist extremists have launched an anti-Muslim campaign and a journalist of a Muslim newspaper was also manhandled at an agitation held before a Muslim business premises a few days ago.



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