A five day old infant who was buried alive by his own mother was rescued in Vavuniya, the police said.
The mother of the infant had lost her husband during the war and she has a seven year old daughter from that marriage according to reports . The vigilant parents of the mother and neighbors who had seen something suspicious were able to rescue the infant the Police said.
According to people living in the vicinity the mother of the baby was chased away from her ancestral home after they found that the mother was pregnant out of wedlock.
However, she gave birth to a healthy male child and came back to her ancestral home where she decided to bury the child alive.( Romesh Madushanka)
Comments - 15
carlos Thursday, 21 June 2012 04:14 PM
because we pay tax for everything.
kalutaraboy Wednesday, 20 June 2012 01:16 PM
She need help and be genorous about it other wise a mother wont bury her child
Noor Wednesday, 20 June 2012 01:23 PM
Why these type of mothers are killing infant alive since they scared to the society, this is the reason they take such decision, in Sri Lanka, if government can take over the children born in such a way, these issues can be solved, it is happening in western countries.
kaputakukula Wednesday, 20 June 2012 01:29 PM
Unfortunately, this cannot be looked only as cruel; We have heard so many such incidents taking place in these war effected areas.
Goodjoke Wednesday, 20 June 2012 01:45 PM
Isn't it enough the things that the Government is doing free of charge as it is? Why do people expect everything from the government? Another burden to the tax payers.........
kalutaraboy Wednesday, 20 June 2012 02:04 PM
Money should be spent on looking after these type of people and lots of help to them Not bringing Indian film stars and paying them millions
Dinithi Wednesday, 20 June 2012 02:15 PM
Killing a baby is one thing. Burying it alive is another - even worse. At least make the death painless to the baby. There is no way you can justify these acts. People here are saying this is happeing because of the society's weakness. Bulshit. Mothers are supposed to protect babies from society. Our mothers did.
freelanka Wednesday, 20 June 2012 02:46 PM
Society clearly needs to change in the way they think and act. People need to be taught proper birth control methods. This is a complete failure of the authorities and our schools to have taught us correct birth control and sex education.
Secondly, society needs to accept that marriage is not the only way to have children. Being a single mother should not be frowned upon. We should provide support to women who are single mothers not chase them out of our homes! Ridiculous! And at the end of the day, the innocent child suffers from our prejudice thinking.
dev Thursday, 21 June 2012 06:21 AM
She lost her husband, She badly needs help, every widow !!
Bandara Wednesday, 20 June 2012 04:38 PM
FreeLanka; You are great! Ahead of our times. Hats Off to you.
Senaratne Wednesday, 20 June 2012 04:33 PM
Perfectly said Dinithi & Freelanka !!!
viky Wednesday, 20 June 2012 05:37 PM
more to come....
balu Wednesday, 20 June 2012 06:40 PM
she needs help. POST PARTUM DEPRESSION
sam Wednesday, 20 June 2012 07:27 PM
The money spent on these unfortunate war victims, is nothing compared to the money spent on the President's foreign visits with extended families and his favourite catchers!!!
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