Overseas Pakistanis raising $50,000 CAD to support family of Priyantha Kumara

Priyantha Kumara

Overseas Pakistanis have upraised tens of thousands of dollars to deliver nonstop assistance to the family of Priyantha Diyawadan Kumara, a Sri Lanka national who was cruelly murdered over violation accusations in Sialkot earlier this month.

The 48-year-old Sri Lankan resident, who was working as an exports manager at a factory, was pitilessly slaughtered by a crowd that blamed him of committing profanity. He was tortuous to death and his body was set on fire.

From the time when of the case, there has been a devastating expression of support from groups both in Pakistan and abroad. A vibrant people-to-people movement was produced to support the widow and children of Priyantha Kumara and 100 percent of the resources raised will go straight to the family for their instant and long-term needs.

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Moreover, through surplus major contributions already confirmed, arrangers are directed to attain this objective in time for the virtual memorial on December 18.

“This will also be a time for communities across the world to show their collective support for the grieving family. Details of this event, including login information, will be provided in the coming days,” said the organizers.

“Based on the combined efforts of the Pakistani communities around the world, we have already reached 30% of the goal within a matter of days,” said Azim Rizvee, the organizer of the campaign. “While no amount of money can erase this tragedy, our campaign hopes to lessen the burden of the victim’s family in some way.”

In recent times, Rizvee met with widow and children of Priyantha Kumara via a video conference app to give an update about the struggles in place. “This campaign is not just about providing financial assistance,” Rizvee said. “It’s also about rallying the community to provide comfort and hope to a family that is experiencing a devastating tragedy.”

On December 13 (Monday), the organizers of the campaign will meet the Consulate General of Sri Lanka Kapila S. Jayaweera in Toronto, Canada to talk about the succeeding steps.

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