Video: Man throws his two little children into Nilvala River

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Soldiers attached to the Matara 3rd Gemunu Watch today rescued two little children who were thrown 30 feet down the crocodile-infested Nilwala River from the Mahanama Bridge by their father.

A four-year-old girl and her two-year-old sister were thrown into the Nilwala River by their father around 11.00 am today.

The army personnel
on duty at a nearby security post rushed to the scene after hearing people shouting. The suspect by then had fled the place.

The Army said the people had shouted but no one had volunteered to jump into the river and rescue the two children. Then the soldiers had jumped into the river and managed to rescue the children. The children were rushed to the Matara General Hospital and according to hospital authorities the children are out of danger.

The soldiers who rescued the children were Lance Corporal S.S Mannage, Private E. De Silva, Private H.Madusanka and Engineer Corp soldier H.Pushpakumara.

According to the police a dispute between the father and the mother of the children had led to the incident. The mother of the children had earlier lodged a complaint against her husband at the Dikwella police saying that he was continuously harassing her. The complaint was scheduled to be examined today. In the meantime the two children had been living with their father.

He had told his wife that he would keep the two children at a relative’s house and then come to the Dickwella police station.

However he had not turned up and later she was informed to come to the Matara Hospital where the two children were receiving treatment after they were rescued by the soldiers.

A special team from the Matara police led by Matara SSP Deshabandu Tennakoon is investigating to arrest the suspect under the directions of Southern Province DIG Chandana Wickramaratne. (Supun Dias, Dharshana Sanjeewa and Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk)







Pix by Krishan Jeewaka Jayaruk
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  • Ranjith Thursday, 24 April 2014 09:54 PM

    Our salute to the Brave Young Sol. of SL ARMY... U did a grate Job... Give them a Reward... Meadia shoud give good publicity & appraciate then other youths also may encourage to do such a work as Heros.. Every one should know NILWALA is full of Crocks..... via DM Android App

    DFerdi Friday, 25 April 2014 01:19 AM

    Very Very commendable act by the young men. There is a National Bravery award, I hope that they will be considered. Also any Award by Army for their bravery outside the battlefield. These young soldiers bring so much credit to the Armed forces.
    Best wishes for a blessed future for you young soldiers.

    Lankan Friday, 25 April 2014 01:19 AM

    Now the Clergies teach to these peoples about buddhism.

    Sam Fernando Friday, 25 April 2014 01:34 AM

    Hats off brave soldiers..!

    David Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:18 AM

    God bless the Army personnel who rescued the children.

    KANE Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:18 AM

    Problems faced by commoners.....

    FUZZY Thursday, 24 April 2014 03:55 PM

    this type of act will be committed only by heartless beings driven by nothing but hate and insane feelings. he definitely deserves to be buried alive via DM Android App

    Nihal BD Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:28 AM

    Arrest the farther and throw him in to Nilwala Gange.

    Mohamed Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:12 AM

    find out why father to act in this manner something unusual.

    aja Thursday, 24 April 2014 10:34 AM

    why do this ? this is real cruelty.

    aghar Friday, 25 April 2014 04:25 PM

    Worst father ever

    Roshen Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:15 AM

    Aishwarya Malli!

    Richie Saturday, 26 April 2014 02:40 AM

    This is a brave act by these young soldiers, risking their own lives. They deserve reward, and I suggest that their bosses contact Gota and promote them with increase in their pay. God bless them. We have to also see what made the father of these children resort to such an act. Poverty, infidelity, nagging etc??

    XD Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:32 PM

    Or or or... he could be mentally ill or something! via DM Android App

    naleer Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:41 PM

    May be cannot feed present cost f living via DM Android App

    lily Friday, 25 April 2014 08:45 AM

    I salute the brave young men without reservation. today's urgent need for the country is this type of brave people who will nothesitate to come forward for the future of the motherland. via DM Android App

    Public Thursday, 24 April 2014 04:58 PM

    Now let us throw the man and see how is he gonna survive!

    Dulan Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:33 AM

    At least 2 army guys earned their salary this month

    sivapatham Friday, 25 April 2014 03:49 AM

    MY FAMILY SALUTE FOR BRAVE SOLDIERS

    There is a grave need to establish family counselling centres and legal aid centres to prevent these kind of incidents

    Religeous leaders have a major role to play than in politics

    Fernando Friday, 25 April 2014 03:50 AM

    really heart touching

    unchikun Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:40 AM

    Well done Sir, the 4 young men.

    unchikun Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:41 AM

    Into the piranhas infested Amazon river.

    Tom Cruse Jr Thursday, 24 April 2014 11:41 AM

    Burdens of tax & cost of living........Wonder of Asia.

    Ranjith Silva Friday, 25 April 2014 03:53 AM

    Man destroyed while Gods saved.

    Disgusted Friday, 25 April 2014 03:57 AM

    Why are the BBS and other Buddhist groups silent on this. This is accepted by them. And this is better than slaughtering animals or demolishing places of worship.

    sobers Friday, 25 April 2014 08:52 AM

    Good show by the Army. President should reward them.

    DF Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:15 AM

    Now this is the kind of man who deserves to be burnt alive.

    Cobra Thursday, 24 April 2014 12:00 PM

    He'd make the ideal crock bait!!!

    Soldadhuwa Thursday, 24 April 2014 08:28 PM

    Well done young Rana Wiruwan. This is a brave act that is appreciated by all Sri Lankans. It is more noteworthy when people of Matara had been reluctant to come to the rescue of these children. via DM iPad app

    patrick Friday, 25 April 2014 10:07 AM

    Excellent example set by army personnel to general public as to when and where we should help people at a critical situation like this. via DM Android App

    Victor Rajah Thursday, 24 April 2014 07:27 AM

    Father like this should not have a space in this earth. But we need to see why this has happened. Poverty , Debts and illegal affairs are the main reasons for such cruel acts. Unfortunately all of them are in the increase in our Mother Land.

    dxy Friday, 25 April 2014 10:44 AM

    May God protect these boys at all times. via DM Android App

    Mohamed Friday, 25 April 2014 12:40 AM

    Oh My god such sweet girls he threw to the river. I got 8 year old daughter like them.. God saved their life God bless you daughters

    Mohamed Friday, 25 April 2014 12:43 AM

    Honor these soldiers and their heroic work they saved a generation by risking their life.

    Mohamed Friday, 25 April 2014 12:49 AM

    I want reward these 4 soldiers please let me know detials


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