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* Government to pay Rs. 2.5 mn compensation to the family of Priyantha Kumara killed in Pakistan
Tue, Dec 7, 2021, 11:44 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 07, Colombo: The Cabinet of Ministers has approved a grant of Rs. 2.5 million to the family members of Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana who was brutally murdered in Sialkot, Pakistan.

Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana, who was working as export quality control manager at Rajco Industries in Sialkot (Punjab) for 10 years, was lynched to death on 3 December 2021 by a religious mob accusing him of blasphemy.

The Minister of Labor considering his extensive contribution to the Sri Lankan economy over a period of eleven years as a migrant worker has proposed to provide a grant of Rs. 2.5 million on a humanitarian basis for the welfare of his wife and children who were devastated from his death.

This amount is to be paid by the Employees’ Welfare Fund of the Bureau of Foreign Employment.


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