Mysterious killings continue

29 June 2010 11:00 am - 47     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


By Ananda Weerasuriya

The body of a disabled man with severe head injuries was found by the Mount Lavinia police close to the Mount Lavinia police station today. The victim had been bashed to death using a stone late on Monday night by unknown persons.

A wheel chair used by the victim was recovered and it is believed the victim was also involved in selling sweep tickets in the area. The police had recovered a pack of sweep tickets in his possession and his cash collection is suspected to have been stolen by his attackers.

The police had this month recovered the bodies of five beggars at various locations in the city also with serious head injuries after being hit using a stone. Investigations are underway to ascertain if the latest murder had any connections with the previous incidents.

  Comments - 47

  • asa Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:24 AM

    is this a mission to sweep beggars from Colombo?

    Dlozi Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:26 AM

    are you sick?

    Neran Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:27 AM

    probably the work of the police.

    adam Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:27 AM

    Who is doing this heinous crime?, poor soul died in agony. If some one thinks this way we can cleanup the city, they are totally wrong

    Wijewardena Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:30 AM

    It seems that somebody wants make colombo city clean from beggars.

    BUGGER Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:31 AM

    Are we turning to a land of animals?

    Crishantha Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:38 AM

    A very sad news. Poor person who collected the money for living selling sweep tickets is robbed. Tell me about other ppl!! Sigh!

    aa Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:42 AM

    compare to other country you also begger.. is it rite to kill.....?

    Lokumalli Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:46 AM

    We can laugh about dogs having cats, but this is a serious matter.

    PARAMANATHAN.K Wednesday, 30 June 2010 03:59 AM

    This is a gruesome act. After all we are a Buddhist country suppose to follow the path of Budha's teaching. Is this the way to eliminate poverty? We are ashamed of these inhuman acts.

    Roshan Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:01 AM

    The case will not be considered serious because no body is bothered or willing to fight for these poor beggars. The Police will close the case after some time.

    Kalu Arachchi Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:04 AM

    I sincerely hope Mr. Asoka Abewardana will be in a beggers shoes one day. Let him eat his own words. Lunatics are more sensible.

    sandunin Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:54 AM

    Check for their organs, as this happened also in India Noida where kids were killed for organs. If so some politically powerful leaders are behind this

    rajitha Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:55 AM

    May be an attempt from same community member to rule monopoly in the business of begging.

    smith saudi arabia Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:57 AM

    nobody can escape from this sin on the hand GOD....

    Kavitha Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:04 PM

    it seems to be the plan

    IM Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:53 AM

    A serial killer is out their hunting beggars. Please arrest him as soon as possible.

    Neville Fernando Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:54 AM

    It seems we are becoming a sick nation, if not we already have.

    Abdul Wednesday, 30 June 2010 04:57 AM

    Now, Sometimes when beggars come, you feel you need to give them more, who knows this might the last time we give them something

    Rohan Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:38 PM

    you are a sick man........when you make a public comment for a fellow human.........whatever the profession this man was involved,nobody deserves to die bashing with a stone on your head,wake up Asoka?????????????

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:50 PM

    Even a beggar cant escape !.

    DT Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:53 PM

    if you'r being sarcastically and morbidly funny , lol. if you're serious, wow, what a sick mind

    Saman Tuesday, 29 June 2010 12:54 PM

    Be Human man.!

    KABAB Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:15 PM

    Any outcome from previous similar investigations related to begger killings.

    Saradial Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:22 PM

    Ha Innovative way of reducing poverty

    meranchi Tuesday, 29 June 2010 01:26 PM

    this man clearing the country bade image

    SArath Fernando Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:01 PM

    Thia is part of Mahina Chinthna, Put Heros house arrest killing innecents in few days normal man cannt walk on the road when Mahinda obtain th Third time as a President.

    Farshard Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:12 PM

    well said human rights in our country at all

    ajith Wednesday, 30 June 2010 05:57 AM

    Better to deploy Police dogs if Police are incompetent.

    Roshan Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:04 AM

    Come on Edward, don't blame the West for everything, we are not babies.

    Sena Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:06 AM

    It is our country's culture now...need to kill someone everyday....

    Shantha Tuesday, 29 June 2010 02:53 PM

    We all know whose hand is this.....

    Mushi Tuesday, 29 June 2010 03:21 PM

    Suba Anagathayak!!

    sujeewa Tuesday, 29 June 2010 03:28 PM

    SL has 100s of 1000s of beggars. If you think that this govt is planning a "clean up" to make the city look nice or something then, you have lost your eyes after being in opposition for too long.

    Firstly this govt does not think of the country so much. If they so there are so many things to do to make it nicer. Secondly killing one begger every month cnnot eradicate the huge number of them.

    This is some internal conflict of beggar community, supported by the incompetance of SL police. If they wanna do a proper investigation they shud start from beggar lords. Also I suspect the drug addicts too, since it is easy for such to attack a disabled lottery seller than robbing a house.

    Village lad Tuesday, 29 June 2010 03:30 PM

    It is strange that all the victims have been with head injuries

    M Rifai Nazim Tuesday, 29 June 2010 03:50 PM

    Don't behave like Chandasoka. Be like Dharmasoka.

    roshan raz Wednesday, 30 June 2010 09:21 AM

    post war effects. reminds me of USA after vietnam war.

    Edward Tuesday, 29 June 2010 07:44 PM

    Clearly, a 'Western-hand' is behind this too!

    Matalan Wednesday, 30 June 2010 06:55 AM

    Could be another conspiracy to throw mud at the President when he is touring. so called Babies thrown to rivers, kids kidnapped, daily bank robberies, police brutalities, gang rape by the army and now these.

    Charles Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:08 PM

    Bollywood produced a movie with actor 'Mennon,' on the same lines. Ask the police to view this film - may help to save some homeless people's lives!

    nandasena Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:24 PM

    Life has become cheaper than most other commodities in Sri Lanka! Shame!

    oshi fernando Tuesday, 29 June 2010 10:26 PM

    Frankly, it is unthinkable why one would kill a disabled innocent by bashing his head with a stone!

    asoka abeywardena Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:12 AM

    no problem... they are beggers.

    DHA Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:13 AM

    This really sucks.....this is a terrible curse....cops pls get to the bottom of these types of killings......don't just throw away the evidence and let killers walk freely.....!!!

    Tharaka Chanaka Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:17 AM

    Wow, didn't the police nearby hear the sounds?..i'm sure I would scream if someone was bashing my head...unless they were asked to play deaf...

    Wasantha Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:18 AM

    Very similar to the "white van" issue. Definitely a powerful hand behind this.

    messenger Tuesday, 29 June 2010 11:18 AM

    Bad things have become very common in this society. As our religions taught this is not a good sign

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