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13 July 2010 11:03 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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By Gandhya Senanayake

A Sri Lankan residing in Uganda was among the 74 killed in the twin bombings that occurred in Uganda last Sunday, a spokesperson for the External Affairs Ministry told Daily Mirror online.

Ramarajah Krishna Rajah went out with a friend to watch the World Cup final on the fateful night. The managing director of Imperial Group of Companies, Villupellai Kananathan, a senior member of the Sri-Lankan community, said the body was discovered at Mulago Hospital on Monday.

One of Rajah’s children attends university, and the second is in high school in Sri-Lanka.

“The family was shocked when I broke the news, they could not take it. They are yet to give us instructions for the funeral,” Kananathan said.

The bombing which occurred in two sites during the FIFA World Cup finals claimed the lives of 74 people including several foreigners of Ethiopian, Indian and Congolese nationality.

An al-Qaeda-linked Somali militant group has claimed responsibility for the twin blasts. Ugandan government spokesman Fred Opolot said Monday there were indications that two suicide bombers took part in the late Sunday attacks, which left dozens wounded. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 6

  • dala Tuesday, 13 July 2010 03:49 PM

    innocent sri lankan's never!!!
    specially the main

    queenkuweni Tuesday, 13 July 2010 03:50 PM

    when its time to say bye ..u gotta go! no matter where you are, in Uganda or Kazakhstan!

    ND Wednesday, 14 July 2010 05:44 AM

    Deepest sympathies to the family and may he rest in peace!

    local boy Tuesday, 13 July 2010 12:01 PM

    Uganda? why people go their?

    DHA Tuesday, 13 July 2010 12:34 PM

    When terrorist carry out all sought of attacks our international community is very silent bet when we destroy the terrorist they they run a mock...I wonder who the real terrorist is ?

    Matara Kolla Tuesday, 13 July 2010 12:41 PM

    Innocent Sri Lankan had to pay with his life for the terrorist activity again.


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