Two British ruggerites' Death: Drug peddler remanded

31 July 2018 05:38 pm - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 38-year-old man suspected to have sold drugs to two British rugby players, who died in Colombo recently, was remanded till August 10 by the Fort Magistrate’s court today.

The suspect, A. Senarath Premathilaka De Silva, a resident of Wellawatte, was arrested yesterday.
The Fort Police earlier questioned several trishaw drivers over the incident.

British rugby player Thomas Howard (26) and 27-year-old Thomas Baty passed away in May while undergoing treatment at a private hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties.

  Comments - 6

  • KING PIN Tuesday, 31 July 2018 06:11 PM

    Why only the "poor" pedlar - trace back to the kingpin who got the drugs down - Could well be a Politico - IF so -alas - only the "poor" fellow will have to bear the brunt.

    Siri de Alwis Tuesday, 31 July 2018 06:58 PM

    Typical Asiens. Love to elect Singers, Actresses actors and now cricketers to the parliament. Why can't they elect educated people to these posts.

    S.PRamkumar Tuesday, 31 July 2018 11:20 PM

    Why dont Hon. magistrate order to initiate CID inquiry.

    Ash Wednesday, 01 August 2018 01:03 AM

    The country needs a proper hard / soft drug policy to combat the low quality chemical drug menace.

    Lord Wolfstein Wednesday, 01 August 2018 10:44 AM

    No pity for the British rugby players. Anyone who consumes illegal drugs must expect to die.

    Sam Wednesday, 01 August 2018 12:47 PM

    Did they knowingly consume?

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