Funeral of engineer killed in claymore explosion held in Mannar

[TamilNet, Thursday, 26 April 2007, 15:10 GMT]
The funeral of the Mr. Lourdunayagam Princely, 27 year-old Mannar District Project Engineer of the World Bank (WB) funded North East Housing Reconstruction Programme (NEHRP), one of the five civilians killed in the Monday's midnight claymore mine explosion which targeted a private passenger bus bound for Colombo was held Thursday around five p.m. in the Mannar general cemetery amid large crowd of people of all walks of life, sources said.



Mr.T.J.Pirapaharan, Mannar Additional Magistrate, lawyers, teachers, representatives of national and international non-governmental organizations, political parties and religious leaders attended the funeral.

In the explosion four civilians died on the spot and 37 were injured.

Mr. Princely was one of the injured admitted to the Vavuniya hospital and later transferred to the Anuradhapura hospital. He was transferred to Kandy general hospital as his condition was reported critical.

He succumbed to injuries Wednesday early morning at Kandy hospital.

 

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