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Lakshman Algama

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Nickname(s)  Lucky
Rank  Major general
Service/branch  Sri Lanka Army

Name  Lakshman Algama
Years of service  30
Allegiance  Sri Lanka
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Died  December 18, 1999 Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka
Commands held  Chief of Staff Commander Security Forces Headquarters East (SF HQ (E))
Battles/wars  1971 Insurrection, Insurrection 1987-89, Sri Lankan Civil War
Awards  Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya, Uttama Seva Padakkama
Assassinated  December 18, 1999, Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka
Battles and wars  1971 JVP Insurrection, 1987–89 JVP insurrection, Sri Lankan Civil War

Major-General (Rtd) Chulasoka Lakshman "Lucky" Algama VSV, USP, ndc, psc (June 2, 1940 – December 18, 1999) was a former Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army and a United National Party activist after retirement. Lucky Algama was educated at Ananda College, Colombo. Algama held several key posts in the army including Commander Security Forces Headquarters East (SF HQ (E)) and was responsible for enabling the government to hold elections in the eastern province in 1993. He was killed in a suicide bombing that killed twelve people and injured another seven at a political rally in Ja-Ela Colombo. The Sri Lankan government claimed that he was killed by an LTTE suicide bomber.

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Lakshman Algama Wikipedia


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