Sri Lanka's Ministry of External Affairs has slammed comments from British MP Simon Danczuk, who earlier sought to confront Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa over the murder of British tourist Khuram Shaikh.
The Daily Mirror headlined Sri Lanka as having labelled the notion of a meeting "totally inappropriate" and further quoted them as saying,
“For any visiting delegate below the level of a Head of State or Government, a meeting with the President would be a privilege, as it would not be in keeping with accepted diplomatic protocol and is unthinkable in Western countries. Hence talking to the media about the issues that he will raise with the Head of State even before such a meeting is scheduled is totally inappropriate”.
See our earlier post:
UK MP to confront Rajapaksa on Brit murder case (22 July 2013)