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The Police had released yesterday (14) morning a seventy-year-old man living in an empty poultry run in a backyard of a house at the Kuruppu Junction in Polonnaruwa.

He has been living in the cage for eight years, when the Police released him.

The Police said the elderly man had been forced to live in the cage by a nephew as revealed in the preliminary investigations following a tip off to 119.

During the investigation, the inmates of the house had told the Police that their uncle was unmarried and had become addicted to chain smoking Beedi.

They had claimed that this habit had become a nuisance and had compelled them to confine him to the poultry run enabling him to engage in his habit freely, according to the Police.

The Police had also revealed that he had been served his meals in the cage and let to sleep in the cage of 9 feet by 4 feet.

However, the old man has told the Police he was willingly living in the cage and all foods were served to him by the relatives.

The Police had warned the residents not to keep their uncle in the cage and ordered them to dismantle it. (K.G. Karunarathna)




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  • Liyan Thursday, 15 October 2015 02:09 PM

    seems all from there are backstabers

    public Thursday, 15 October 2015 06:56 AM

    Sicking incidents happening in the country

    ANTON Thursday, 15 October 2015 07:12 AM

    THIS MAN LIKES TO LIVE IN THIS HUT AND THE FOOD IS GIVEN BY HIS RELATIVES, PLEASE LEAVE HIM ALONE AND DO SOMETHING FOR THE OLD BEGGARS LIVE, EAT AND SLEEP IN PAVEMENTS.

    Cobra Thursday, 15 October 2015 07:33 AM

    This is probably the tip of a very big iceberg. Th people who are responsible for this state of affairs should be put in these cages and treated the same way!!!

    shack Thursday, 15 October 2015 07:57 AM

    There is no attached bathroom facilities. Did the police inquire into this matter (matter - pun intended ! ! )

    asoka Thursday, 15 October 2015 09:47 AM

    in Japan people live in boxes. Much smaller than this. They work during the day and go to the hotel where they rent a small box where they sleep. Its more like a coffin.

    jolly bird Thursday, 15 October 2015 10:01 AM

    ARE THEY HUMAN BEINGS OR. BEASTS IN HUMAN SHAPE via DM Android App

    Be Fair Thursday, 15 October 2015 10:22 AM

    Reckon, reminiscence of a era gone by

    Jehan Thursday, 15 October 2015 10:32 AM

    These people need proper facilities with professional help. The police can instruct but the family is not going to look after the old man. Sick that this country looks over real social issues like this and concentrates in bogus issues like devolution of power

    Mason Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:16 AM

    Is this how Pollonnaruwa people look after the elderly !

    Goliwog Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:44 AM

    Well he had a poultry run to sleep in. Has anyone taken any notice of the poor baggers that sleep in the streets of Colombo. The police harness these poor people,old men and women. This is just a show for the police who are trying to get a better image. I am not a fool to called these police fellows heroes.

    Sri Lankan Thursday, 15 October 2015 11:56 AM

    There are thousands of Sri lanka living in much worst condition than this I hope the authorities will look into those people as well.. via DM Android App

    DHA Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:26 PM

    The fact is Anton this man has been forced to live in this environment but as far as out beggars are concerned they are earning big bucks and they opt to be there.....

    DHA Thursday, 15 October 2015 12:27 PM

    A very heartbreaking news.....


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