Who was Sri Lankan Manager Priyantha Kumara?

Priyantha Kumara was the general manager of Rajko, a sports and other textile factory located on Wazirabad Road, Sialkot.

According to Priyantha Kumara’s LinkedIn profile, he has been working as General Manager at Rajko Industries since 2013.

According to the website of Rajko Industries, the company has been manufacturing and exporting sportswear worldwide since 1935. It is a private company with 1,000 to 5,000 employees.

According to Priyantha’s profile, he worked with Crescent Textile Mill in Faisalabad from April 2010 to 2012 as Industrial Engineering Manager.

Meanwhile, Khurram Shehzad, a spokesman for Sialkot police, told Independent Urdu that “Priyantha Kumara has been living in Pakistan since 2010 when his wife and child returned to Sri Lanka from Pakistan a year or two ago .”

According to him, the Sri Lankan citizen was about 50 years old. According to Priyantha Kumara’s LinkedIn account, he studied engineering at the University of Paradunia in Sri Lanka from 2000 to 2005.

Social media accounts Facebook and LinkedIn Priyantha Kumara’s presence was not very high and her accounts were not public.

A Sialkot resident whose daughters work in the Rajko factory told Independent Urdu on condition of anonymity: “My daughters have been working in the factory for the last six or seven years. Priyantha Kumara was a very good man. He especially cared for the women working in the factory and helped them.”

The woman added: “I am deeply saddened by what happened to them and my daughters are very upset. They came to Pakistan from Sri Lanka and worked for our children.”

“Priyantha Kumara used to be very strict with those who harassed women inside the factory,” she said.

She said: “If a factory worker fell ill, he would send him to the factory hospital in his own car and give him the full treatment, even going to the homes of poor workers to help them financially.”

On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday spoke to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Sialkot Incident.

In a tweet, PM said, “Spoke to Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa today in UAE to convey our nation’s anger & shame to people of Sri Lanka at vigilante killing of Priyantha Diyawadana in Sialkot. I informed him 100+ ppl arrested & assured him they would be prosecuted with the full severity of the law.”

Earlier, the security personnel on Saturday have arrested the second prime suspect who incited the mob to torture Sri Lankan manager Priyantha Kumara to death in Sialkot over alleged blasphemy.

According to details, suspect Talha has been shifted to some unknown place for interrogation. So far, police officers have arrested over 100 people with the help of CCTV for killing the manager.

Earlier, a man who earlier claimed responsibility for the murder of Sri Lankan manager Priyantha Kumara whilst chanting slogans of Tehreek e Labaik Pakistan (TLP) has been arrested by police.

According to the details, Police have arrested Farhan Idrees who is one of the alleged main culprits of the horrendous Sialkot incident.

Meanwhile, At least 100 accused in the Sialkot incident have been also arrested so far.

According to Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat, Chief Minister Usman Buzdar has instructed IG Punjab to investigate the matter.

“Inquiry will be finalised in 48 hours and government will take strict action against the culprits involved in this inhumane act,” he said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan also ordered punishment for perpetrators of the Sialkot incident.

In a tweet, he said, “The horrific vigilante attack on a factory in Sialkot & the burning alive of Sri Lankan manager is a day of shame for Pakistan.”

“I am overseeing the investigations & let there be no mistake all those responsible will be punished with the full severity of the law. Arrests are in progress,” he added.

Earlier, A young man from Sialkot accepted the responsibility of killing the Sri Lankan manager of a factory in Sialkot.

According to the details, factory workers Talha, Farhan complained and decided on the spot to kill the Sri Lankan national.

The youth accepted responsibility for the attack and he chanted the loud slogan of Labbaik which are used by worked of Tehreek Labbaik Pakistan.

Meanwhile, around 50 people involved in the Sialkot incident have been arrested so far.

RPO and Commissioner Gujranwala are in Sialkot and conducting inquiries. The inquiry will be finalized in 48 hours.

CCTV footage and NADRA’s face recognition techniques will be used to arrest all the culprits.

A mob in Sialkot on Friday tortured a man to death before burning his body.

According to the details, the incident took place on Wazirabad Road in Sialkot, where the workers of private factories attacked the export manager of a factory and burnt his body after killing him.

On the other hand, Sialkot District Police Officer Umar Saeed Malik said the man, identified as Priyantha Kumara, was a Sri Lankan national.

Videos shared on social media showed hundreds of men and young boys gathered at the site.

In some of the videos, groups of men can be heard chanting slogans of “Labbaik Ya Rasool Allah.”

It is to be mentioned here that Tehreek e Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) was recently unbanned by the govt.

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