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Lankan-born Canadian killed in Toronto incident

25 April 2018 05:40 pm - 5     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 46-year-old Sri Lankan born woman with Canadian citizenship is among the identified victims killed in the Toronto incident where 10 people were killed and at least 15 were injured when a van ploughed down a crowded side-walk in Toronto, Canada on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Beatrice Renuka Amarasinghe (46), a mother of one from Horana and she had been a citizen of Canada by registration.

It was reported that the deceased had initially worked in Kuwait and later migrated to Canada and being employed in Canada for the past 17 years, she had close association with the affairs of the Toronto Buddhist Temple.

Her sister, Pushpakanthie Amarasinghe said Renuka had recently visited Sri Lanka and hoped to get dual citizenship as well. She said her sister had met with this accident when she was on her way to work after dropping her son to school.

It was also reported that arrangements are being made to have her final rites performed in Canada as she was a Canadian citizen and the Dayaka Sabah of the Toronto Buddhist Temple was awaiting the release of her remains by the Canadian authorities. (K. Buddhika Kumarasiri)

  Comments - 5

  • Lankaputha Thursday, 26 April 2018 02:17 AM

    Our deepest sympathise to her family.

    Sangaralingham Thursday, 26 April 2018 09:09 AM

    It is with great sadness we all send our condolences to her friends and family in her death through this unfortunate source where an individual run a rented van among pedestrians killing this person as well as 9 others dome visitors students fro other countries elderly women

    anandasenevi Thursday, 26 April 2018 09:09 AM

    My heartiest condolences! It is a very sad news!

    Labby Thursday, 26 April 2018 11:28 AM

    Our condolences to her family. Why is nothing mentioned about her husband?

    Warren Raed Thursday, 26 April 2018 05:18 PM

    May you Rest In Peace!

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