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Sialkot lynching: Diyawadanage remains handed over to Sri lankan ambassador

Web Desk BOL News

05th Dec, 2021. 07:49 pm
Sialkot incident

Portrait of slain Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara. Image: File

LAHORE: The Pakistani officials handed over the remains of 49-year-old factory manager Priyantha Kumara Diyawadanage to the Sri lankan ambassador on Sunday.

Diyawadanage was killed by a mob over blasphemy allegations, his body was set on fire in Sialkot on Friday. The horrific killing drew widespread condemnation from all segments of the societry, including government officials and human rights bodies.

The Sri lankan ambassador after taking over the possession of remains have reached the airport under police security. The remains will be taken to the deceased’s family.


Initial report sent to PM

An initial inquiry report of the lynching incident, finalised by Punjab Law Minister Basharat, had been sent to PM Imran and Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar, a Bol News report on Saturday quoted sources as confirming.

The Sialkot incident took place on the Wazirabad Road where most of the factories are located.

Read More: Sialkot lynching: Sri Lanka confident PM Imran Khan will punish culprits

As per the report, the incident happened at 11 am, in the absence of factory owners, and at least 120 people were arrested for their involvement in the attack.

The sources also claimed that a delegation of foreign companies had to visit the factory on Friday. Therefore, Kumara had asked his employees to clean the machines and remove religious stickers pasted on them. Some people were unhappy with the factory manager for his discipline and the way, he made them do work, added the sources.


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