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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2761

Sri Lankan pizza delivery man stabbed to death

London, 30 October, (

One Thavisha Peiris, a Sri Lankan, who moved to Sheffield two-and-a-half years ago to study, was found dead in the city late on Sunday evening.

He came to England to study software engineering at Sheffield Hallam University and after finishing his course was working at Domino's Pizza while looking for a job.

The 25-year-old victim was a Buddhist from Colombo, Sri Lanka, and was today described by friends as being 'calm and quiet'.

He was found with stab wounds in Southey Crescent, Southey, Sheffield at 10.30pm, on Sunday.

A friend said: 'He is a calm and quiet person and really funny with all the people. He didn’t have any enemies so I don’t know why he was killed.

'He is very funny and a good guy, everyone knows that. We only know that he was stabbed multiple times.

'We can’t even believe it now. I still haven’t seen the body. The family can’t believe it, they can’t believe that he is dead.

'He wanted to support his family by working here that is the main thing he had on his mind. He wanted to leave them money, he had a plan to get his parents here.'

Three teenagers have been arrested after Thavisha Peiris, a pizza delivery man was stabbed to death while out on his rounds.

South Yorkshire Police are questioning the arrested three 16-year-olds on suspicion of murder.

A post mortem examination has yet to be concluded.

In the meantime Sri Lanka’s Ministry of External Affairs said that it had requested a report from the Sri Lankan High Commission in the United Kingdom on the killing of a 25 year old Sri Lankan student on Sunday night in UK.

Karunatillake Amunugama, the secretary to the ministry said the ministry was awaiting the report and would decide on what further action it would take after receiving the report.

- Asian Tribune -

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