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A total of 334 killings were carried out in Sri Lanka from January to August this year, Parliament was informed yesterday. This was compared to 443 killings in 2015.

Of the killings, 90 had occurred in the Western Province, an answer tabled by the government in response to an oral question by opposition MP Dallas Alhaperuma revealed.

During the same period there were 267 incidents of attempted murder, in which fire arms were used in 156 attempts.

In 2013 there were 402 assassinations in the first eight months, and 391 assassinations during the same period in 2014. (Yohan Perera)

  Comments - 9

  • waco Sunday, 11 September 2016 05:37 AM

    My3 and RW - "Who cares. we have body guards".

    Peter Sunday, 11 September 2016 07:08 AM

    DM: Are you complaining about the YTD performance? Do not worry......we have more than three months to surpass 2015.

    ANTON Sunday, 11 September 2016 10:08 AM

    MOST DANGEROUS CITIES IN THE WORLD (MURDER RATE PER 100,000)1. CARACAS , VENEZUELA 119.872SAN PEDRO SULA , HONDURAS 111.033SAN SALVADOR , EL SALVADOR 108.544ACAPULCO , MEXICO 104.735MATURIN VENIZUELA 86.45ALL SPANISH , I THINK !!!

    Diogenes Sunday, 11 September 2016 12:02 PM

    Some people say,"this is the country of the Buddha"., ! This is the `Dharmadweepa"! If people have got murdered ,it is the result of their `bad karma`.That is the way of the `samsaara`! People should hold more and more Bodhi Poojas and build more and more Buddha statues to avert such untimely deaths!

    pras Sunday, 11 September 2016 12:29 PM

    yahapalanaya has failed bring back GOTA via DM Android App

    nm Sunday, 11 September 2016 02:46 PM

    These are mostly personal disputes ...

    J R Rajasinghe Sunday, 11 September 2016 04:16 PM

    What is the basis for the assertion?

    VoiceOfLanka Monday, 12 September 2016 08:20 AM

    One murder is one too many. In the short term, law need to be enforced fully without half-measures to deter. In the long term, parents, teachers, clergy, politicians, academicians, social services need to do whatever they can to instill patience, compassion and forgiveness among growing children.

    Sam Monday, 12 September 2016 09:20 AM

    All figures quoted are YTD figures. So these fact show there has been a drop of 90 to 150 murders an year since MR left. Wonder what caused that?


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