Sept 04, Colombo: The Sri Lankan government today expressed its deep concern about the reports of an alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians in and around Ghouta, near the Syrian capital of Damascus.
According to media reports the attack on August 21 has killed over 1,500 people, including at least 426 children.
"It is imperative to ensure an impartial and professional investigation in establishing the veracity of the use of chemical weapons," Sri Lanka's External Affairs Ministry said in a statement released Wednesday.
"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," the statement further said.
Sri Lanka said it will follow the evolving situation.