Samarasinghe and Dyan Pathiravithana
Infant found in garbage dump
An infant found dumped about two hours after
birth in a garbage pit last Friday morning is now
recuperating in the infant unit of the Nawalapitiya
A team from the Maskeliya Police had on a tip off
found the infant in a garbage pit near the sub post
office of the Lakam town in Maskeliya along the
Maskeliya-Norton Bridge main road.
A 23-year old Tamil woman, suspected to be the
mother of the abandoned infant, was arrested by the
Maskeliya police on the same day.
The suspect was subsequently admitted to the
Maskeliya District Hospital for treatment for
post-child birth pains. She is a resident of
Lekamwatte in Maskeliya.
According to the hospital authorities the child had
been delivered in the early hours of last Friday.
A similar incident took place last Monday in
Eheliyagoda when a day old infant was found alive
dumped in a lavatory.
The Maskeliya Police is conducting investigations.
Man run over by cab
A 62 -year- old man, who was knocked down by a
cab near the Piduru kovil in the Vellavali police
division, succumbed to his injuries on admission to
the Batticaloa Hospital last Friday. The victim,
Nadarajah was a resident of Kurumanveli.
The driver of the cab has been arrested by the
Cyclist mowed down
A 49- year- old push cyclist, who was knocked
down by a speeding private bus on the Galle Road in
Wadduwa, succumbed to his injuries on admission to
the Panadura Hospital last Friday.
Police said that the cyclist had been on the yellow
pedestrian crossing trying to get to the other side
of the road opposite Welaratne Jewellers when he was
mowed down by a Colombo bound private bus.
The victim has been identified as A.D. Nandakumar, a
resident of Mahawadduwa.
The driver of the bus has been taken into custody by
the Wadduwa police.
A 24-year- old motorcyclist, who was run over by a
lorry on the Vavunia – Jaffna road last Friday
succumbed to injuries while being transported to the
Jaffna hospital. The victim, Shanmuganathan Sujeewan
was a resident of Jaffna.
The driver of the lorry has been taken to police
custody. Mankulam Police is further investigating.
Pillion rider killed
A 29-year old pillion rider, D. Indika Chaminda,
who fell off a motorbicycle in Rajangana in the
Thambuththegama Police area, succumbed to his
injuries at the Anuradhapura Hospital last Friday.
The motorbicycle had been ridden by the victim’s
friend when it skidded and veered off the road last
T56 rifle, ammunition found
The state intelligence services unit officers
attached to the Karaidiyanaru police, found a T56
rifle, two ammunition pouches together with 51, T56
bullets at Kitula in the Karaidiyanaru police
division last Friday morning.
No suspects have been identified yet. The
Karaidiyanaru police isconducting further