Saturday, 19th April 2014

Local

A 58-year-old mother of three stung by a snake, died while being transferred from Dambulla Hospital to Kurunegala Teaching Hospital. The deceased was identified as S.W. Sirima of Kadurugaswewa-Maneruwa. Police investigations revealed the woman was stung by a snake while going to a relative's house in the night with her sister. Galkiriyagama Police are investigating. 
  • International racket bared following death of Indian in Sri Lanka
  • Dead youth's Facebook friends have accounts under false names
The masterminds behind the alleged international kidney racket, which came under Indian police radar following the death of an Indian youngster in Sri Lanka, had been using Facebook and other social networking sites to identify victims. Kishanbagh resident, Dinesh Maroo, who died in Colombo allegedly after a kidney transplant, had at least six Facebook friends with whom he had discussed kidney donation in the past. One of them, named "Nv Kidney" had also had an e-mail correspondence with Dinesh, who sent his passport copy and ID proof to him, probably for visa and air tickets, his family...