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Former Sri Lankan cricketer Jayasuriya visits APS Peshawar, pays his respects to victims
Sanath Jayasuriya visits Army Public school in Peshawar to pay respects to fallen angels of Pakistan on the dark day of 16 Dec 2014.

Former Sri Lankan cricketer Jayasuriya visits APS Peshawar, pays his respects to victims

Peshawar – Master blaster and former Sri Lankan captain Sanath Jayasuriya on Friday visited the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar to pay his respects to the victims of a terrorist attack on December 16, 2014.

The Peshawar carnage is the one of the most deadliest terror attack in the country’s history in which more than 140 schoolchildren and 10 other people were killed when heavily armed militants stormed APS.

Jayasuriya, who has been appearing as an analyst on PTV Sports for Pakistan’s tour of Sri Lanka, said he was deeply humbled after visiting the school, Dawn News cited.

“Visit to Army Public school in Peshawar! To pay my respects to the more than 100 children who were innocent victims of the deadliest terrorist attack in Pakistan. May their beautiful souls rest in peace! Emotional day for me,” Jayasuriya wrote on his Facebook page.

Sanath Jayasuriya also visited the Corps Headquarter Peshawar and met with Corps Commander Lieutenant General Hidayat ur Rehman.

Jayaysuriya, who is also Sri Lanka’s Deputy Minister of Provisional Councils and Regional Development, has visited various cities across the northern areas of Pakistan since his arrival in the country in June.

Visit to Army Public school in Peshawar! To pay my respects to the more than 100 children who were innocent victims of…

Posted by Sanath Jayasuriya on Friday, July 31, 2015

— Photo courtesy: Sanath Jayasuriya’s Facebook page

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Sana Jamal is a journalist from Pakistan who writes for local and international news media. She also manages Islamabad Scene
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