Jan 18, Colombo: First salary and the money raised by the Sialkot business community for the family of the Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara who was killed by a mob of factory employees in Pakistan’s Punjab province, have been given to his widow.
Special Assistant to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill Monday in a Twitter post said the first salary amounting to $1,667, committed by Rajco Industries for the next 10 years, had been transferred to the account of widow of Sri Lankan manager Priyantha Kumara.
Prime Minister Imran Khan had announced payment of salary and funds to the widow, he tweeted. He said funds of $100,000 had also been transferred to the account of the widow of Sri Lankan manager.
“Funds of 100000 US $ and first salary of 1667 US Dollar committed by Rajco Industries for next 10 years and announced by Honourable Prime Minister of Pakistan has been transferred to the account of Widow of deceased Sri Lankan Manager Mr Priyanatha Khumara in Sri Lanka,” he said.
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.