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A Sri lankan national now domiciled in New Zealand was hospitalised after being bitten on the knee by an orangutan while trekking in North Sumatra, according to the Jakarta Post.

The attack may have been carried out by the 38-year-old 'Minah', an orangutan who has attacked a number of foreign tourists in the Bukit Lawang resort area.

He was identified as Binula Wickramarachchi, 27, by Riswan Bangun, manager of the Sumatra Orangutan Observation Centre in Bukit Lawang.

He said the tourist was currently in a satisfactory condition at the Colombia Hospital in Medan.

Details of the encounter are scarce, but it is understood Wickramarachchi was bitten on his right knee.

Wickramarachchi is originally from Sri Lanka but is currently living in Auckland.
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  • Cobra Saturday, 29 August 2015 07:45 AM

    The Man of the Forest is usually not aggressive, but if provoked he is very dangerous and could easily tear you apart with the strongest arms in the world.

    Bippity Boppity Boo Saturday, 29 August 2015 08:48 AM

    Mistaken identity. The Orangutang is our closed relative or say first fusion.

    wong Saturday, 29 August 2015 09:51 AM

    This guy also looks like Orangutan....

    omg Saturday, 29 August 2015 12:29 PM

    Hope he is now not infected by an orangutan sickness.

    Nimal Saturday, 29 August 2015 02:38 AM

    orangutan knows he is from srilanka......

    Domiya Saturday, 29 August 2015 01:09 PM

    Joke of the day... Classic.

    Jeff Saturday, 29 August 2015 04:22 AM

    Oh God! Save the innocent public all kind of racist.

    Gp Saturday, 29 August 2015 02:12 PM

    What is this news... There is so much more important things happening around, we not interested to know this tipe of stories?


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