Mom attempts to poison kids

10 February 2010 03:33 am - 4     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 39 year old mother from the area of Kelaniya had attempted to poison her three children between the ages 15, 11 and 6, before consuming the poison herself, police sources say.

 According to reports, the mother and her three children had been taken to the Narahenpita hospital for treatment once it was made clear that a poisonous substance was in their systems.

Police investigation had later revealed that it was the mother that had administered the poison to her children before taking some herself.

The reason behind the attempted poisoning, that took place last evening,  has not yet been uncovered.

Peliyagoda Police are conducting investigations. (RR)

  Comments - 4

  • Wednesday, 10 February 2010 02:16 PM

    I guess she wasn't happy with Mahinda as the president and didnt want her kids growing up in Myanmar errr sorry Sri Lanka...

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 08:14 PM

    Lots of people can't even afford to buy food ... but this is not being spoken of, in public, as people are ashamed. This is another serious problem we have here. Our people try to cover-up livelihood problems, fearing social stigma. This shouldn't be so. Let's speak the truth. Aren't we all affected in one way or another? Maybe this mother had difficulty in feeding her children? I suspect this is why it is claimed that the reason for this is not known yet.

    Friday, 12 February 2010 10:24 AM

    How do these mothers get poisonous substances, won't the police investigate and file cases on the sellers without prescription?

    Wednesday, 10 February 2010 07:25 AM

    may be economy problem.where are we heading?

Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment

Murder most foul

Sixty-one years ago on September 25, 1959 Solomon West Ridgeway Dias Bandaran

What went wrong in Kandy?

Tragedy struck when a five-storey building caved in and collapsed, killing a

The 20th Amendment Bill Lest We Forget

Strident calls were repeatedly made from many quarters for the 19th Amendment

Public transport 'side-laned'?

“Miss, mantheeru neethiya nisa api bus passen yanna one. Ithin drop eka par