Condolence reference for Sialkot lynching victim to be held today

Aimed to express solidarity with the bereaved family and the Sri Lankan government and people over the tragic incident


News Desk/Radio Pakistan December 07, 2021
At least 800 people have been booked under the Anti-Terrorism Act on behalf of the Ugoki police station Photo: AFP

ISLAMABAD:

A condolence reference will be held at the Prime Minister’s Office today (Tuesday), for the Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara who was killed by a mob in Sialkot last week.

The reference is aimed to express solidarity with the bereaved family and the Sri Lankan government and people over the tragic incident.

The event will be attended by federal cabinet members, Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Pakistan Vice Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama, academics and religious scholars, among others.

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At the remembrance ceremony, a certificate of appreciation will also be awarded to Malik Adnan, in recognition of his bravery in trying to rescue Kumara from being lynched.

Earlier, PM Imran saluted Adnan's moral courage and bravery, and announced awarding him Tamgha-e-Shujaat.

On Monday, the mortal remains of the Sri Lankan national reached Colombo from Lahore airport, while an anti-terrorism court (ATC) granted physical remand of 26 accused for 15 days for investigation.

Priyantha Kumara's remains were repatriated with state honours.

COMMENTS (1)

Khalil | 1 month ago | Reply

Please please hang atleast those who have been fisically involved in this unforgiving act Murder.

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