Sri Lanka concerned over use of chemical weapons in Syria

Sri Lanka on Wednesday expressed concern about reports on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria that has resulted in a large number of civilian casualties.

Colombo: Sri Lanka on Wednesday expressed concern about reports on the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria that 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," the external affairs ministry said in a release here.

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 release said adding that the country will follow the evolving situation.

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