Lakshman Algama

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Chulasoka Lakshman Algama 
Nickname(s) Lucky
Born (1940-06-02)2 June 1940
Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
Died 18 December 1999(1999-12-18) (aged 59)
Ja-Ela, Sri Lanka
Allegiance  Sri Lanka
Service/branch  Sri Lanka Army
Years of service 30
Rank Sri Lanka-army-OF-7.svg 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 medal bar.svg Vishista Seva Vibhushanaya
Uttama Seva ribbon bar.svg 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 that killed twelve people[1][2] and injured another seven[3] at a political rally in Ja-Ela Colombo.[4] The Sri Lankan government claimed that he was killed by an LTTE suicide bomber.[3][5][6][7]

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