Schoolgirl boxer dies after blow

11 November 2015 11:39 am - 6     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


A 17-year-old girl, attending the Ratnapura Seewali Central College, is reported to have died following a blow by a rival boxer at a boxing meet held on October 30 at a boxing ring of a private company in Pallekele, Kandy.

The girl had fallen on receiving the blow and was admitted to the Kandy Hospital Intensive Care Unit where she died after 11 days. (Nadeeka Dayaa Bandara)


  Comments - 6

  • Labby Wednesday, 11 November 2015 05:39 PM

    Why cant they just stick to Netball?

    Qatar Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:13 PM

    Rest in peace....

    kumaran Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:22 PM

    Girls boxing?! We never do this in Sri Lanka. I am sure they can play the more "girlish" games like net-ball, badminton, etc and learn to be good house-wives and mothers.

    Lokka Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:44 PM

    Why boxing for girls. Karate is OK. Less dangerous and more beneficial.

    Premalal Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:55 PM

    My deepest sympathies to the family. This shows how risky life could be. Step on to the road, get in a vehicle, field of sport or anywhere for that matter.

    clueless Thursday, 12 November 2015 04:03 PM

    Its tragic and our thoughts are with thr loved ones. Boxing is a dangerous sport. Was the girl in good physical condition to engage in a fight? Was there enough supervision and precautions at the venue? A thorough investigation is required to prevent similar occurrences.

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