Pizza driver murder - two appear in court

Thavisha Lakindu Peiris
Thavisha Lakindu Peiris

Two men are due to appear in court today charged with the murder of a Sri Lankan takeaway driver who was attacked and killed in Sheffield on his last shift.

Shamraze Khan, aged 26, of Southey Crescent, Longley, and Kasim Ahmed, 17, of Main Road, Darnall, both Sheffield, are accused of murdering Thavisha Lakindu Peiris.

The body of 25-year-old Thavisha, a former Sheffield Hallam University IT student, was found in his car on Southey Crescent, Sheffield, at 10.30pm on Sunday, October 27.

A post-mortem examination revealed he had died from stab wounds.

Thavisha was working his last shift for Dominos Pizza and was making his final delivery.

He had been due to take up his dream job as an IT consultant in Sheffield when he died.

He had come to the UK to study and was funding his course by working part time.

Following his death his father and mother, Sarath Mahinda Peiris and Sudarma Narangoda, spoke of their loss from their home in Columbo, Sri Lanka.

They said: “We sent our son to the UK to study so he can have a better life.

“Now we are left with only a broken heart.”