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A 49 year-old Assistant Education Director who was injured when a stone thrown at Vavuniya bound train hit him, died yesterday while undergoing treatment at the Anuradhapura teaching hospital.

He was injured on August 3 when the stone thrown at the train in Ragama area had hit him in the head.

The victim K.L. Pushpakumara has also served as the examination coordinator of the Education Department of Central Province. He was a father of three children.

He was undergoing treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Anuradhapura teaching hospital for five days. (Athula Bandara)

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  • VoiceOfLanka Monday, 08 August 2016 06:21 PM

    What a senseless vile act depriving 3 children of their father and a husband to his wife. What on earth do they gain out of someone's misery? Sad reflection of the deep trench the society has sunk into.

    Nash Monday, 08 August 2016 06:59 PM

    I wonder if the ones who threads the stone at this person,really know the aftermath that has occurred

    Nihal Amarasekera Monday, 08 August 2016 08:21 PM

    What a tragedy. The thrower will get it back on his head

    arjuna Tuesday, 09 August 2016 02:43 AM

    I presume Anupam was referring to the business side . The bus operators have always looked at Trains as a threat to their survival

    Rocky Monday, 08 August 2016 11:01 AM

    I thought stone throwing has been completely stopped by law enforcing authorities but it seems to be on-going. It needs a full stop immediately.

    Anupam Rajesh Monday, 08 August 2016 11:16 AM

    Find out the reason for stone throwing at trains. Who is upset with North bound trains?

    Maya Monday, 08 August 2016 11:37 AM

    Solution is to introduce fully windowed door closed stock like in the west. This will ensure passengers safety and security.

    Jacoob said sad Monday, 08 August 2016 11:37 AM

    My mind goes to his young children.. we all know the importance of father in bringing up young children. A country with so called cultural heritage etc etc .. where are we going ??

    BuffaloaCitizen Monday, 08 August 2016 11:42 AM

    Proof that the population in this country is genetically thugs.

    Hl Monday, 08 August 2016 11:59 AM

    This is horrible. Better wear head protection gear on trains. Scary

    Thanos Monday, 08 August 2016 12:33 PM

    I recall there was stone throwing incidences in southern highway sometime back. What the hell is wrong with people?

    Sudun Monday, 08 August 2016 12:50 PM

    Don't be an idiot Anupam. The one who is responsible probably doesn't know what train it was. You fools are always trying to make racial distress among people.

    cheers Monday, 08 August 2016 01:15 PM

    very sad the culprit should be arrested and should given the same treatment

    hesh Monday, 08 August 2016 02:07 PM

    Can't blame the authorities, they can't monitor every inch of the railway

    Thilak Monday, 08 August 2016 02:41 PM

    Fix CCTV Cameras in such Trains to find out how throws the stone into the train.


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