Female sailor found hanging in room following harassment at camp

17 February 2019 03:42 pm - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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A 22-year-old female sailor had allegedly committed suicide at her house in Uragasmanhandiya claiming that she was being harassed by another female naval officer at the camp, the Police said.

The victim, Ayesha Sewwandi, who was attached to the SLNS Dakshina in Galle returned home from the camp on February six for the vacation and was to be report to duty on Sunday (17).

The Police recovered hanging body in her room on Friday evening.

The Police also found a letter in her room, which stated that she was harassed by a senior female officer and that she was under trauma and fear.

The victim’s father was in the SL Army and her brother and sister also are serving in the military.

She also has a younger brother.

The relatives of the victim urged an independent inquiry into the incident.

The Uragasmanhandiya Police are investigating.(Hemantha de Silva)

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  • Dayawathie Friday, 22 February 2019 04:28 PM

    So sad. What a good looking lass.

    S.Sangaralingham Monday, 25 February 2019 10:36 AM

    A case of abuse cruelty find the truth.fear and insecurity send young to harmful path

    Bindu Monday, 25 February 2019 12:57 PM

    Most Senior Officers think too much of themselves.This matter should be investigated and punished.This officer is not suitable to be in that post.She can destroy another life.


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