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Full military honours for Lucky Algama
[21 Dec 1999]

The funeral of former Army Chief-of-Staff Maj. Gen. Lucky Algama will take place amidst full military honours on Thursday. Major-General Algama was killed during Saturday's (18) blast at the UNP rally in Ja-Ela. His body has been handed over to the Army Headquarters by his family to make funeral arrangements. Major General Algama who was leaving the rally after addressing the crowd was killed along with 11 other persons when the explosion occurred.
     Major General Algama held several key posts in the army and as Commander of the Eastern Province was responsible for enabling the Government to hold elections in the region in 1993. He leaves behind his wife and two daughters.


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