Colombo, 21 January 2022 (TDI): Pakistan’s High Commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka, hosted a Memorial Service for Late Diyawadanage Don Nandasiri Priyantha Kumara.

Many people from different backgrounds, including Sri Lankan Cabinet Ministers, Senior Government officials, Religious Scholars, Parliamentarians as well as Media Representatives attended the Memorial Service.

The event was also attended by the wife and children of Late Priyantha Kumara. Prayers in accordance with Islamic as well as Buddhist traditions were offered for the departed soul.

Major General (R) Umar Farooq Burki, HI (M), Pakistan’s High Commissioner-designate in Sri Lanka, offered condolences to the family and people of Sri Lanka on behalf of the Government and people of Pakistan.

He also prayed for the departed soul. Moreover, he highlighted that Islam is a religion of peace, tolerance, and justice while Pakistanis are a hospitable and loving nation. The tragic incident that took away the life of Late Priyantha Kumara doesn’t represent Pakistan or Islam.

Pakistan’s High Commissioner also reiterated that Pakistan’s Government is resolved to bring the perpetrators to justice. He further reaffirmed that Pakistan is committed to cultivating profound and fruitful bilateral relations and friendship with the Republic of Sri Lanka.

The wife of Late Priyantha Kumara, Siya Nilushi Dissanayaka expressed gratitude to the Government of Pakistan for facilitating the settlement of recompense, along with guaranteeing a swift trial of the case.

Last year in December, Late Priyantha Kumara was fatally lynched by a mob in Sialkot on the allegations of blasphemy. Reportedly supporters of Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) were responsible for the killing of the Sri Lankan national.