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Visit to APS leaves Sri Lanka legend Jayasuriya emotional

July 31, 2015

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Former Sri Lankan captain pays his respects to the victims of the terrorist attack on the Army Public School during a visit to Peshawar. '— Photo courtesy Sanath Jayasuriya's official Facebook page
Former Sri Lankan captain pays his respects to the victims of the terrorist attack on the Army Public School during a visit to Peshawar. '— Photo courtesy Sanath Jayasuriya's official Facebook page

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 dubbed as the most gruesome attack in the country’s history. 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.

“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.

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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.

— Photo courtesy: Sanath Jayasuriya's Facebook page