Five persons who had been in a gang that assaulted the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka in Malaysia Ibrahim Ansar at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) on the 4th have been arrested by the security service of that country.
The culprits were arrested after the security services released CCTV clips to the media and commenced a broad investigation. The High Commissioner was assaulted when he accompanied Minister Daya Gamage and party that had gone to Malaysia to attend the International Conference of Asian Political Parties (ICAPP) that was held in Malaysia.
The High Commissioner and the other official who wee injured in the attack were hospitalized. According to information the members of the gang that attacked the High Commissioner are connected with the Tamil diaspora. However, Malaysian authorities have not revealed their identity yet.