Killed Brit worked for Red Cross
A BRITISH man killed on holiday in Sri Lanka has been described as a “committed” Red Cross worker.
Khuram Shaikh, 32, from Manchester, was a physiotherapist working for the International Red Cross in Gaza.
He died early on Christmas Day after an attack on him and a colleague in the tourist resort of Tangalle. Four people have been held over the attack.
The Red Cross said it was “deeply shocked... and grieved by the loss”. His colleague remains in hospital.
Mr Shaikh was the manager of their physical rehabilitation programme in Gaza, providing prosthetics for those who have lost limbs.
A spokeswoman said: “We are deeply shocked.”
A post-mortem examination showed Mr Shaikh had been attacked by a sharp weapon and shot, police said earlier.