Expatriate Pakistanis in Canada & US lend support to Priyantha Kumara’s family

Expatriate Pakistanis in Canada & US lend support to Priyantha Kumara’s family

Expatriate Pakistanis in Canada & US lend support to Priyantha Kumara’s family

Written by Zulfick Farzan

21 Jan, 2022 | 9:44 am

COLOMBO (News 1st); The Pakistan High Commission in Colombo organized a Condolence Reference in memory of Late Diyawadanage Don Nandasiri Priyantha Kumara on Thursday (20).

Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan had announced that the business community of Sialkot promised to collect USD 100,000 for the family of the deceased.

The assistance from Sialkot business and trade community has already been delivered to the account of Nilushi Dissanayaka, widow of Mr. Priyantha Kumara.

She has also received the first salary cheque in her bank account which has been promised for 10 years by Rajco Industries where late Mr. Priyantha was employed.

Moreover, expatriate Pakistanis living in Canada have already sent LKR 2.8 million to the family.
Apart from that Pakistanis living in the USA have also collected around USD 40,000 which will be soon transferred to Mr. Priyantha’s family.

The Widow of Priyantha Kumara thanked the Government of Pakistan for delivering on the promise and ensuring fair and speedy trial.

Prayers for the departed soul were offered both in Buddhist and Islamic traditions at the event.

While addressing the event, High Commissioner-designate of Pakistan Major General (R) Umar Farooq Burki, HI (M) said that each and every person in Pakistan from the Prime Minister Imran Khan to a common man on the street was aggrieved and strongly condemned this inhumane act.

He offered prayers for the departed soul and paid condolence to the widow and family of Late Priyantha Kumara.

He further stated that the Holy Prophet Muhammad PBUH brought an ideological revolution through Islam and united humanity through the message of peace, justice, tolerance and brotherhood.

All Pakistanis living in Pakistan or abroad have always strongly condemned such happenings anywhere in the world. He reiterated that we, as human beings, believe in peaceful coexistence of people regardless of their religious belief.

The determination of our Government to strictly deal with anyone found involved in cruelty by using religion, especially in the name of the Prophet of Islam PBUH stands firm from day one. On strict directions of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, the trial of the murderers and abettors is going on a daily basis and Prime Minister is directly supervising the proceedings of this trial.

General Burki, at the end of the refernce thanked the participants who could join despite their busy schedule and reaffirmed the commitment to continue working towards improving friendly relations between Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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