President “saddened” over shooting of Japan’s Ex-Prime Minister Abe


President Gotabaya Rajapaksa expresses his shock over the shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe earlier today (08).

Taking to Twitter, the Head of State wished the former Premier a speedy recovery, adding “our prayers are with him, his family and people of Japan.”

Former Premier of Japan Abe was rushed to the hospital after collapsing while delivering a speech in the western city of Nara on Friday.

A sound like a gunshot was heard at the time, and a male suspect was detained at the scene. A reporter on the scene said they could hear two consecutive bangs during Abe’s speech.

Kyodo News said the former premier was not conscious and appeared to be in cardiac arrest.