Fiji Time: 8:40 AM on Friday 28 April

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

PM offers condolences to the Ravana family

By FELIX CHAUDHARY
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Update: 6:39PM PRIME Minister Rear Admiral Voreqe Bainimarama (Ret) said the death of former Coca-Cola Games gold medalist and Pacific Games bronze medalist Roy Ravana was a 'terrible tragedy'.

In a statement issued by the Information Ministry today, the PM also offered his condolences to the Ravana family.

"I can only begin to imagine the heartbreak they feel over the loss of their precious son," he said.

"The hearts of every Fijian go out to them and they are in our prayers and thoughts."

Ravana died from gunshot wounds after a drive-by shooting incident in South Sacramento on Monday.

Two juveniles were arrested today in relation to the incident by detectives from the Sacramento County Sheriffs Department.

Sergeant Lisa Bowman, sheriff's spokesperson said the juveniles were booked into the Sacramento County Juvenile Hall.

No motive for the shooting and homicide is not known at this time, she said.

The late Mr Ravana, a former Marist Brothers High School student, was a member of the champion 4X400m relay team that helped the Flagstaff school scoop the overall boys title at the 2011 Coca-Cola Games and broke the record at the 2012 games.

His father, Roy Ravana senior, is making preparations to travel to the US to escort his son back home.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.65690.6379
JPY 54.043051.0430
GBP 0.37900.3710
EUR 0.44740.4354
NZD 0.70000.6670
AUD 0.64600.6210
USD 0.48860.4716

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th, April, 2017

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Salaries reduced
  2. Hard work never fails
  3. Villagers defy State sacking
  4. Kepa makes 'gag' claims
  5. Mixed views over pot bid
  6. Teachers: Reinstate allowance
  7. Fiji PM turns 63; Parliament sings birthday song
  8. LTA appoints new expat CEO
  9. Bills fast-tracked, passed
  10. CORRECTION

Top Stories this Week

  1. Luveni: Drug shortage not urgent Tuesday (25 Apr)
  2. Nominate while you can Saturday (22 Apr)
  3. PM upsets church Tuesday (25 Apr)
  4. Another version of history A tribute to the contribution of Fiji Nepalis Sunday (23 Apr)
  5. Cokes17: Natabua's Tuvusa wins Blue Ribbon title Friday (21 Apr)
  6. Salaries reduced Thursday (27 Apr)
  7. Cokes17: RKS, ACS maintain lead Friday (21 Apr)
  8. Cokes17: ACS ends purple reign Saturday (22 Apr)
  9. Her dream a reality Tuesday (25 Apr)
  10. Cokes17: 29 records fall as Natabua, ACS rise Saturday (22 Apr)