Lakshman Algama

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Chulasoka Lakshman "Lucky" Algama
Nickname(s) Lucky
Born June 2, 1940
Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Died December 18, 1999
Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka
Allegiance Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Service/branch Sri Lanka Army
Years of service 30
Rank Major General
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
Other work United National Party activist

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 along with 11 others[1][2] and injured 7 others[3] at a political rally in Ja-Ela Colombo.[4] The Sri Lankan government claimed that he was killed by a LTTE suicide bomber.[3][5][6][7]

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