Saudi recalls envoy from Sri Lanka

Saudi Arabia has recalled its ambassador from Colombo in a tit-for-tat move amid tensions after a Sri Lankan nanny convicted of murder was beheaded in the kingdom, the official SPA news agency reported.

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Published: Wed 20 Feb 2013, 1:59 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:40 PM

“Based on the decision by the Sri Lankan government to withdraw its ambassador from the Kingdom, the (Saudi) foreign ministry has recalled its ambassador in Sri Lanka for consultations,” SPA reported late Tuesday quoting a ministry spokesman.

In January, Sri Lanka recalled its ambassador to Riyadh against the backdrop of the execution a Sri Lankan maid, who was convicted of murdering a child in south of Riyadh.

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