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By N. Parameshwaran

A doctor who had allegedly raped and killed a midwife in Jaffna was produced in court today and remanded. The Kayts Magistrate ordered the doctor, identified as Priyantha Seneviratne, be remanded till 24th July.

Seneviratne, a doctor in charge of Velanai hospital, is accused of killing the midwife last Saturday.  Hundreds of health workers staged a protest in Jaffna this week demanding the arrest of the doctor. (Daily Mirror online)

  Comments - 35

  • tue-citizen Wednesday, 14 July 2010 05:03 PM

    The GMOA will remain silent ...

    kayhaytha Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:49 PM

    Do not forget that there is 'murder, rape, robbery,etc' in the USA too ! So are we turning into another USA ??

    ranjith Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:51 PM

    She was not raped or killed,she got suicide her self, the reason she was verbally abused by the said doctor

    rajan Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:52 PM

    why it's take too late to arrest ?law and order waiting until authorised by.....................

    abran Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:53 PM

    Pissu Dosthara.This country we all indicipline.

    kumar soysa Wednesday, 14 July 2010 02:12 PM

    No, we have rapes, murders and turmoil in the US, UK and all places!! The doc is remanded, so what is your problem? The killing and rape was very bad but the judiciary is working.

    Roger Wednesday, 14 July 2010 02:27 PM

    Thanks Kumar Soya good Joke , Srilanka & Judiciary two different things mate ...

    S Perera Wednesday, 14 July 2010 04:42 PM

    Only after her 'fellow workers' staged a protest, my friend!

    Ransith Gunawardena Wednesday, 14 July 2010 05:02 PM

    Sad .. sad .. is this the 'subha anagathaya'?

    sena Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:38 PM

    What is the GMOA doing about this

    Tissa Wednesday, 14 July 2010 05:10 PM

    Indiscipline, is a global menace now!

    patriotic Wednesday, 14 July 2010 06:24 PM

    Doctors who have graduated from Sri Lanka should realise that they are a product of free education and that their education was entirely financed by public funds. To produce a doctor, taxpayers have to spend over 5 million rupees. The way doctors behave towards the public, however, is extremely disgusting! Apart from their negligence and indifference towards patients, most of them act as greedy businessmen. A system should be in place to stop this!

    lankaputha Wednesday, 14 July 2010 07:52 PM

    How much is it costing the public to maintain a politician? We need a system to correct this first!

    Citizen Wednesday, 14 July 2010 08:52 PM

    5 million is a wrong estimation. The figure is actually between 800,000/= and 1 million.

    Faqi Wednesday, 14 July 2010 09:19 PM

    Under our legal system a person is innocent, until proven guilty.

    shan Thursday, 15 July 2010 04:47 AM


    Gayan Samarasekara Thursday, 15 July 2010 05:49 AM

    Criminals will be everywhere in the world. Don't degrade your motherland just because you do not agree with present regime. It is something to be considered only at polls. Now it is over.

    santhan Thursday, 15 July 2010 06:27 AM

    Is it, News to me !

    mohammed Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:49 PM

    Capital punishment is the only solution

    Matara Kolla Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:30 PM

    If found guilty, apart from life imprisonment, should get him to pay compensation to her family for the rest of his life.

    ajith Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:32 PM

    Is Srilanka still a true nation of Buddhist or is it a state full of convicts,murderers,rapist,child abusers,beggar killers etc...
    At this rate foreigners will never step into this island.
    Why are we Srilankans behaving like animals.
    Very soon we will be labeled as BARBARIANS of the Indian ocean!!!!

    Top Sri Lankan Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:36 PM

    I advise our administrators to have legal brothels in Sri Lanka so these barbarians can ease their sexual frustrations, for murder and rape nothing but capital punishment.

    smith saudi arabia Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:42 PM

    no mercy on this issue.....

    Gamini Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:43 PM

    Ops.....!! Why arrest this its legal in SL....poor man he didn't hold the hands or kissed someone in public..!!

    Jacky Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:43 PM

    Mean it was a United States earlier.

    silly billy Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:44 PM

    The 'Jewel' is sparkling.

    spark Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:49 PM

    Did hundreds of tamil workers have to come out and strike to seek justice for the killing of a tamil midwife by a sinhalese doctor? What a shameful justice in this country?

    bugger Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:26 AM

    Murder,rape,robbery etc ,turning into another Somalia?

    Anbu Wednesday, 14 July 2010 12:56 PM

    Don't compare with somalia, we are worst than any country in the world

    ST Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:07 PM

    Soon, there will be no example to refer Sri lanka.. we are goona beat every one..and then..A land like no other..

    Dingimahattaya Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:09 PM

    why the authorities wait until the health workers stage a protest.

    ashan galaboda Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:15 PM

    in your dreams!

    S.Sriranjan Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:17 PM

    Doctos.are supposed to be Next to God ,But now a days before the Devils??? These Docors are shame to the Mankind should be executed???

    shan Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:30 PM


    Musnad Sufian Wednesday, 14 July 2010 01:38 PM

    it is high time that we introduce middle east kind of punishments

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