Henry Kila's coffin is carried out of church. All pictures by EKAR KEAPU of The National
Mr Kila's family
Deputy Prime Minister Sir Puka Temu
Last respects from Sir Puka
Bart Philemon bids farewell to a good mate
PNG Sports Federation general secretary Sir John Dawanincura
Representatives from the Papua New Guinea business community and sports fraternity turned out in numbers to show respect to PNG's first internationally-qualified insurer and sports personality Henry Raisi Kila, The National reports.
Late Mr Kila's distinguished services to sports and business in the country, particularly his efforts in strengthening business relations between Australia and PNG were highly acknowledged during the funeral service in Port Moresby's Sioni Kami Memorial Church at Gordon.
His close firend and deputy opposition leader Bart Philemon described Mr Kila as "larger than life in PNG; a pioneer come trailblazer; a truly bigman in PNG society yet a very humble down-to-earth person; firm believer of honesty, integrity; and indeed a unique Papua New Guinean".
Mr Kila succumbed to an acute heart attack brought on by clogged arteries and diabetic condition at about 2am on Monday at the Port Moresby Private Specialist Medical Centre.
He was 58.
He will be buried at his Arure village tomorrow after the trip home today to Delena and Yule Island in Kairuku, Central province.