Beggar murder continues

15 June 2010 11:07 am - 40     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A killing spree of street beggars continued today with the discovery of a body of a beggar near the Gangaramaya Temple filling station. The Colombo Judicial Medical Officer was directed to submit to Court the post mortem examination report on the body of the beggar.

The Slave Island police told Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne that they had found the dead body suspected to be that of a beggar with severe injuries to the head. The police had also found a wheel chair which they believed might have been used by the man.

The police said on May 14, they had recovered the bodies of two beggars, at Kollupitiya and Slave Island, also with serious head injuries. (LS)

  Comments - 40

  • Tuesday, 15 June 2010 05:41 PM

    How on earth can people be so cruel? I mean, there must be a maniac on lose or else who would kill people, just because they are helpless beggars? This would really need some investigation ...

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 06:15 PM

    Whoever is responsible for these killings, is insane, and should be put behind bars!

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 09:57 PM

    Stepping towards 'asiyawe ascharyaya' (miracle of Asia) with 'begger-less' streets?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:25 PM

    You cannot eliminate poverty by killing beggars!

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:13 AM

    begger hunter in Lanka

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 12:12 AM

    Obviously a Druggie! The Drug Lords should be hanged.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 01:09 AM

    If killing of beggars is a policy in Sri Lanka then 90% of the population has to wiped out

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:42 AM

    My God....a serial killer on the lose?......or is it related to some mafia killing ?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:47 AM

    These are human lives.The police should investigate this immediately

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 01:32 AM

    There is a possibility that this an organized crime. Check the internal organs. Some gang must be on killing spree of the beggers to take the kidneys etc. to sell at high prices to overseas patients.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 11:54 AM

    Anything Chinthanaya do is OK with blind followers.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:02 PM

    Arent beggars human beings anymore in this land of ours?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:02 PM

    Most of us are almost beggars. We had better be careful.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:02 PM

    Now beggars had to beg for their lives instead of money & food.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 02:20 AM

    Not a good sign.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 12:27 PM

    A good way to cleanup the menace!..

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 02:49 AM

    now slave island people have to be more careful. Dont know whos next..

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:10 PM

    Do we have a serial killer in Sri Lanka?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:12 PM

    The Punisher in Sri Lanka

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:13 PM

    No more pavement hawkers. No more shanty dwellers and now no more beggars in paradise Sri Lanka. Wow" the Singapore dream is fast becoming a reality.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:16 PM

    what the hell on this earth something like this happening in SriLanka. please if they are a menace to the society find a way to move them to a shelter! Seems the value of a human being is degraded than a dog. where those values has gone? Impose the death penalty to these murderers. Other than this no way out for these crimes.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:19 PM

    who is behind this ? may be the white van ?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:29 PM

    Beggar murder started with the media revealing their income.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:31 PM

    No wonder the country is facing bad omens/bad luck
    Please show some respect for the human man kind.
    last 2 yeras alone 50,000 innocents were killed because of the war. Now all the street beggers are been killed.
    Beggers you find all over the world but its the responsibility of the Local council to see there needs .
    its a utter shame for the country/Govt

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:40 PM

    The beggers union should come out and condem these brutality.....

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:43 PM

    what kind of sick mentality do you have?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:47 PM


    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 01:51 PM

    Are those your Budhist values?

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 02:31 PM

    the police are busy arresting couples for holding hands

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 02:44 PM

    Slave Island Police must be held responsible. If murder takes place in a High Security Zone few yards away from Temple Trees, then what would be the security of the ordinary residents in this area as well as the rest of the Country. This begger often frequents the Commercial Shed. He hangs around the vicinity. If this was allowed to happen, it means the Slave Island Police have let murderers and underworld gangs conduct themselves as they wish. Hon. Secretary of Defense must seriously attend to this action and take immediate action to overhaul the Slave Island Police and discipline the present officers.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 04:30 AM

    Are they stealing from the beggars? (As well)

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 03:07 PM

    robbing innocent beggers? if so, these robbers should be some of the worst human beings in the world.

    Wednesday, 16 June 2010 04:37 AM

    oh my god is this the same beggar who sits near the childrens park color lights??? the guy who always cries saying he is hungry.. gonna miss him if its him.. rest in peace Mr. Beggar

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 03:49 PM

    Typical Sri Lankans, Some body with a sick mind kills helpless beggers in the city, some accuse the govt, some question Buddhist values, others point out that 50000 innocents were killed in the last year. As we see the only people who are not guilty are Christians, Tamils or Muslims !

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 04:01 PM

    Is someone EXTREME-ly serious about cleaning up the country.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 04:38 PM

    begging is an organised underworld lucarative business, must be infighting between two factions.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 04:45 PM

    OMG I'm going to hide !.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 04:47 PM

    Are we proud to be Sri Lankans??

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 05:12 PM

    Oh…..What sort of country is this? Begging and killing both shameless, Government must take necessary action to prevent all these.

    Tuesday, 15 June 2010 05:18 PM

    i remember one incident in wellawatta also...

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