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* Suspect detained in the death of Sri Lankan Embassy employee in Russia
Thu, Jun 12, 2014, 11:40 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

June 12, Moscow: A suspect has been detained in the death of an employee of the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Russia, who was killed in the Southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don Wednesday during an argument with employees of a transport company.

Voice of Russia reported that the Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement posted on the Ministry's website has confirmed that the Sri Lankan Embassy worker died on the night of June 11 as a result of a conflict with employees of a transport company engaged in transporting the baggage of a Sri Lankan delegation, which had arrived in this city.

"In the course of the conflict, the driver of a lorry ran over an administrative-technical employee of the Embassy, Ronaviru, who died at the scene of the accident. Second Secretary of the Sri Lankan diplomatic mission, Ratnayake, received a traumatic injury to the chest," the report says.

According to Russian media reports, the Second Secretary of the Embassy was reported to have been hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the chest.

The Sri Lankan Embassy staff in Moscow has arrived in the city of Rostov for the "Days of Sri Lanka in Russia" roadshow. The delegation was planning to stay at one of the hotels in the center of Rostov-on-Don.

The Russian authorities have launched an investigation into the incident and one suspect is detained, the Voice of Russia reported.

The Russian Foreign Ministry expressed "its sincere condolences to the family of the deceased citizen of Sri Lanka."

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