Priyantha’s remains to be brought to Sri Lanka

The remains of Diyawadanage Don Nandasiri Priyantha Kumara who was killed by a mob in Sialkot in Pakistan is to be brought to Sri Lanka tomorrow (Monday) through SriLankan Airlines at state cost.

The human remains will be received by the next-of-kin at the BIA. The Foreign Ministry is coordinating the matter.

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Islamabad has requested an investigation report from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Pakistan regarding the death of  Diyawadanage Don. Nandasiri Priyantha Kumara.

The Sri Lanka High Commission in Islamabad, in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, is also in discussions with the Pakistan authorities and the employer of the deceased  regarding payment of compensation.

Priyantha Diyawadana was employed as the General Manager Operation at Rajco Industries in Sialkot.

A frenzied mob in Pakistan tortured the Sri Lankan man to death and then burnt his body in public allegedly over blasphemy accusations.

The incident took place on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot on Friday, where the workers of private factories attacked the Sri Lankan and burnt his body after killing him.

According to reports, Kumara tore up a poster of the hardline Islamist party, Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) in which Quranic verses were inscribed and threw it in the dustbin.

Hundreds of men, enraged over the “blasphemy” incident, started gathering outside the factory from adjoining areas. Most of them were activists and supporters of the TLP.

“The mob dragged the suspect (the Sri Lankan national) from the factory and severely tortured him. After he succumbed to his wounds, the mob burnt his body before police reached there,” an official said.

Several videos were circulated on social media showing hundreds of men gathered at the site surrounding the body of the Sri Lankan national. They were chanting slogans of the TLP. (Colombo Gazette)

2 COMMENTS

  1. I spent most of my time in libraries but I am fooled and ridiculed by the Australian political elites (convicts). But two billion South Asians have been turning a blind eye. South Asia has serious issues, but the people are happy to live in lies, as long as they can continue to breed like rabbits. Eventually, it will comeback and haunt them beyond their imagination. In fact, it has already started to haunting them. They do not have fertilizer to grow their own food; even if they paid a high price to buy some rice and vegetables to cook their gas cylinders are exploding in their kitchens. They have a miserable life, they brought this upon themselves.

  2. A university graduate got killed by a mob but unqualified men are ministers in Sri Lanka. This is a disaster for South Asia and disgraceful for the 21st century humanity. Educated and experienced Sri Lankans have to leave their country to find a job in overseas, especially among radicals. But unqualified and inexperienced people are ministers in Sri Lanka. This is a dangerous precedent, it has to be stopped immediately. Sri Lankan media must do everything to highlight this dangerous precedent, instead of going with the flow to fulfill media personnel’s petty desires.

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