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17 May 2012 06:31 am - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}


An American believed to have jumped off the 5th floor of a five-star hotel in Colombo died after admission to the Colombo National Hospital last evening, police said.

The victim was identified as 46-year-old John Edwin Goldstein Ryan. The Kompanna Veediya Police are conducting further investigations.

  Comments - 14

  • Fair N Square Thursday, 17 May 2012 04:24 PM

    LOL... Good one...

    Dunya Thursday, 17 May 2012 06:35 AM

    Coming Colours no good for Yankees.

    Appuwa Thursday, 17 May 2012 06:37 AM

    Make sure, it's suicide or murder

    IC Thursday, 17 May 2012 06:54 AM

    Could not bear the cost of living in Sri Lanka!!

    punchi Friday, 18 May 2012 09:30 AM

    Suicidal thoughts come not because u are an american
    it comes
    if you are highly depressed (Depression is seldom noticed)
    due to prescription drugs, after administering when not properly followed up (which is now growing in the word)

    Tharuj Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:09 AM

    Could be murder for steal the US passport.

    TMA Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:12 AM

    All he had to do is go home

    Norm Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:09 PM

    Who and how know it a suicide or murder.

    Hussain Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:32 AM

    Most of the comments here are silly. Have some respect for the dead. No one knows what happened or why it happened so hold on to your theories and nasty puns, till the police inquiry is over.

    Minister Thursday, 17 May 2012 07:44 AM

    I wonder whether he was asked to live with Rs. 2500 as all Sri Lankans do now!

    Jayasiri Thursday, 17 May 2012 10:39 PM

    I think he was drunk. Americans are known to have suicide thoughts when they are drunk. Better check if he has been drinking possibly the whole day. For this reason many U.S. hotels do not have windows without some sort of drill.

    lalinda Thursday, 17 May 2012 08:39 AM

    It is our responsibility to protect the tourists. We should find the facts behind this incident. I agree with hussain, just don't show your stupidity, show some respect to the dead.

    samuel Thursday, 17 May 2012 08:57 AM

    people of S L donot take things for granted spirit of suicied
    is very freely howering our country its time for people to know the truth only The Lord Jesus can save such souls

    Fayad Thursday, 17 May 2012 09:15 AM

    may be for you but not for others

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