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Sri Lankan immigrant killed by truck

December 1, 2013

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a 71-year-old Sri Lankan immigrant who worked as a New York Police Department traffic enforcement agent has been killed by a truck as it pulled away from a parking spot in midtown Manhattan.

They say Kalyanarat Ranasinghe was pinned under the wheel and declared dead at the scene on Saturday afternoon. They say the 43-year-old driver of the truck remained at the scene.

His son-in-law said Ranasinghe emigrated from Sri Lanka about 20 years ago. He says Ranasinghe had been married for more than 50 years and had one daughter.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered his prayers for the family.

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