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The child who was thrown into the Kaluganga river by his mother and was in the Intensive Care Unit at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital has died according to the Hospital Director.

The four year old boy, Amila Sandaruwan Fernando, was thrown into the river, March 11, by his mother who said she could not afford to take care of him. Amila was rescued by a truck driver and had been fighting for his life at the Lady Ridgeway Hospital.

According to investigators, the child’s father had left the family and the mother made her living by selling lottery tickets.

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  • Saturday, 20 March 2010 09:39 AM

    I feel sorry for the kind of future the mother will face.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 09:42 AM

    where has the mankind has dissapiared from our society. is his mother a human .

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 09:53 AM

    Where was the child protection bureau or whatever? No point talking big after something like this happens. Amila obata niwan suwa. Forgive your mother who was helpless at that time.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 09:55 AM

    Chuti Puthe obata niwan suwa lebewa....

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 09:59 AM

    This may be due to poverty. Rulers have to find ways to improve the living standard of people. Also, religious leaders must encourage the people to live according to their faiths.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 10:10 AM

    May you attain Nibbana little one !!

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 10:12 AM

    May we never see this happen again. Rest in peace little one.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 10:23 AM

    May U rest in peace my little king....

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 11:07 AM

    Rest in peace little child. God please save the world

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 11:30 AM

    Dying due to hunger has started. Suba anagathayak

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 11:58 AM

    The father should've been brought to the justice at the first place for neglecting to take care of his children.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 12:03 PM

    Rest in pease little boy..

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 12:20 PM

    Her alcoholc husand and chilren house who refused to take the child should be brought to justice too.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 12:46 PM

    Kumar! How about Duppath Daruwnta Hetak? You cannot dissociate politics from the people.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 01:42 PM

    May he rest in peace.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 01:53 PM

    I thought Sri Lanka government only likes to invest money in military to murder and rape tamils. hehe Its sad that they dont care about their own people.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 01:58 PM

    Lots of similar incident happened in year 1975 coz cost of living.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 02:17 PM

    i am so sad, who is wronggggggggggg mother, father,child or society ??????? you decide....................................!!!!!!!!!!!

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 02:46 PM

    ready to blame every one

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 02:50 PM

    If money waste on Elections can be used to fight against pooverty?. Thanks to late JR Jayawardena we waste so much of money on election every year

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 02:50 PM

    damn sin for everyone, mother may have had problems with the father. there are two sides to a story, we cannot judge who is right and who is wrong, only God can judge.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:04 PM

    The level of frustration & desperation that the people of this country have been pushed into is shown vividly. Wake up! Wake up! you so called people friendly rulers.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:39 PM

    Please open eyes, it happened now think about the future of the other 4 kids in the family. If mother going to be jail what will happen to those 4 kids. Give mother support emotionally, some theraphy to cope up with what she did and help the rest of the family

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:40 PM

    What a sad episode. Authorities must take the blame for not admitting this child to a child care centre. In Sri Lanka the gap between the poor and rich is widening. This is a result of such an imbalance. We all thought after wining the war government will do something for the country. Sadly the president is putting all its effort to be in power for his benefit as well as that of his sons and relations.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:44 PM

    We shouldn't spend money on defence but spend on improving the life of ordinary people.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:01 AM

    Rest in peace litte one.....
    where have those "human rights activities" gone?

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 04:57 PM

    May Attain you Nirvana son.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:06 AM

    Good Lord...can't imagine such cruelty is happening in our own backyard.....the money wasted on both elections would've uplifted these poor families and none of this sought would'nt have happened...!!!

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:08 AM

    HR Activists and Western countries are now everyone's jokers!! Gentleman! why don't you call on your rulers who are the main cause for all social destructions!!!

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:14 AM

    Sad News for who ever loving their children. God bless you.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:18 AM

    What a country is Sri Lanka. Rulers are enjoying all perks - high salaries, housing allowances, fuel allowances, duty free vehicles, foreign trips - all utilizing government funds. A poor mother has nothing to feed her 4 year old; she has no option than throwing him to a river. This is also when most of the political candidates throwing millions on posters and cutouts. Politians have deceived the people and they continue to do so.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:26 AM

    May you be born to kind and loving parents in a better country.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:28 AM

    This has nothing to do with human rights groups. The mother acted out of desperation and the poor child was the victim. There were much better ways to handle this, but apparently she is not educated enough. Now she would have murdered her child and live out the rest of her life in prison.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:29 AM

    May You Never face such a cruel karma in your next births Son.
    Putha "OBATA NIRWANA SUWA LABEWA"

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:32 AM

    Please DONT bring POLITICS to this Cruel episode People,This Sad news item is not a platform for Politics

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 05:49 PM

    WHAT A SAD ENDING. DO POLITICIANS CARE ABOUT THE POOR OTHER THAN THEIR VOTE.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:36 AM

    government spent millions entertaining people who could afford a decent meal during the electoins at temple trees........that money could have been used to uplift the lifes of the people who really need it

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:37 AM

    Suba Anagathayak!

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:46 AM

    Nelum , you are very correct. "Suba Anagathayak " for all.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:46 AM

    :(

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 08:53 AM

    realy its very sad news please without any politics every one want to come front to do some thing to do this kind of familys in sri lanka...

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:24 AM

    What a sad story...

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 09:02 AM

    An innocent life cut so short through no fault of his. As a tiny angel you will rest in peace forever.

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:46 AM

    Very true. Whay the hell are we having elections at all for whom and for what purpose. Are we trying to show that we are still a DEMOCRACY!!!

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:57 AM

    If the god is kind...Why God let this child die ?.

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 12:59 AM

    Probably there is no God !.

    Saturday, 20 March 2010 09:12 AM

    May you rest in peace little boy

    Sunday, 21 March 2010 01:14 AM

    Sad News May the Good Lord Look upon his soul R.I.P


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